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UNODC, Japanese Embassy hand over 200 drug identification kits to ANF

RAWALPINDI: UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Japanese Embassy on Friday handed over two hundred narcotics identification kits to Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) in Rawalpindi. In a ceremony on Friday, the ANF officials received 200 narcotics identification kits to increase the force's capacity for controlling drug trafficking. The kits will help strengthen border security against illicit drug trafficking and related transnational organized crime. Speaking on the occasion, ANF Chief of Staff Brigadier Sheikh Ali…

UNODC launches $70m countrywide programme in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched US$70 million Country Programme II (2016-19) under the “developing solutions for drugs and related challenges in Pakistan”. Last year, UNODC in collaboration with the government of Pakistan organized a signing ceremony at the United Nations Office in Vienna to officially endorse the Country Programme II which was then presented to the UN Permanent Representatives of the Member States. Under the Programme II UNODC will help enhance the skills…