ANF academy organizes seminar on anti-money laundering

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ANF academy organizes seminar on anti-money laundering

RAWALPINDI, MAR 27 /DNA/ – Anti Narcotics Force Academy organized a Workshop / Seminar on Anti Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism from 20th – 22nd March 2024. 53 Investigation Officers and Public Prosecutors from ANF and Sister Law Enforcement Agencies benefited from the Workshop / Seminar.

Chief Instructor Anti Narcotics Force Academy Sahib Khan welcomed the audience and highlighted the importance of the workshop.

Experts from relevant stake holders on Anti Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism, including Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), FATF Secretariat and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Islamabad were invited as guest speakers.

Honorable Commandant Anti Narcotics Force Academy Brigadier Ghazi Kamal Kiani graced the Closing Ceremony on the final day of the Workshop / Seminar.

Commandant ANF Academy appreciated the earnest efforts of ANF Academy to provide a platform for capacity building on money laundering and terrorism financing related issues relevant to various stake holders. He also highlighted Pakistan’s efforts at policy, procedural and operational level to fulfill the requirements of FATF. He underscored the importance of ANF as a vital link in “National Integrated Approach” being a key member of various national forums on money laundering and terrorism financing. As the task is multi sectoral endeavor, ANF is actively engaged with all stake holders namely MoI, NACTA, FATF Secretariat, FMU, Police, FIA, NAB, CTD and FBR for information sharing, cooperation and provision of data through a desk involving a dedicated focal person.

Anti Narcotics Force Academy (ANFA) strives to remain at the forefront of holding specialized courses and workshops for capacity building that in turn, feeds into the national efforts against money laundering and terrorism financing. He stressed the need for continuous capacity building of investigation officers and prosecutors to better deal with the dynamics of assets investigation including financial intelligence to undertake proactive pursuance of assets investigation and money laundering cases.