What Does Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Mean?
The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) is a federal branch of the Pakistani government tasked with the enforcement of Pakistani laws related to illegal drug manufacture, distribution, sale and use. It's equivalent in purpose and function to the United States’ Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). However, it has the additional mandate of setting up rehabilitation centers and treatment programs for addicts.
It was formed in 1995 with the merger of two other similarly focused agencies; the Anti-Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) and the Pakistan Narcotics Control Board (PNCB). As of the start of 2018, the Director General of the ANF is Major-General Musarrat Nawaz Malik, HI(M).