Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism (PACT) with Special Reference to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 



Project duration: January 2017 - December 2019

EC Contribution: €6,998,964 


The project

Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism with special reference to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been developed jointly by the Government of Pakistan and UNODC with an aim to strengthening the processes related to preinvestigations, investigations, prosecutions and adjudication of terrorism related cases. The objectives of the project encompass enhancing the skills and knowledge of law enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges while improving coordination between provincial and federal authorities including between the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Police. 

With the financial support of 7 million euros by the European Union, the project was developed by the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) on behalf of Government of Pakistan in collaboration with the UNODC. During the project development stages both provincial and federal stakeholders were closely consulted to ensure that project objectives directly contribute to the needs of provincial and federal institutions.  


The objectives:

  • Enhance investigation processes and the use of forensic evidence by the KP Police Counter Terrorism Department for the preparation of terrorism cases;
  • Strengthen the capacity of the KP Prosecution Directorate and judiciary to effectively prosecute and adjudicate terrorist cases;
  • Improve provincial and inter-provincial coordination on Counter Terrorism, to strengthen capacity on Counter Terrorism, related strategic analysis and to promote greater judicial integrity and human rights compliant judicial processes on terrorism cases;


More information: 

- The management and project structure (PACT brochure)

- UNODC Country Office in Pakistan  website

- European Union Cooperation in Pakistan website


News & Events:



Country Office in Pakistan

Mr Cesar Guedes,  Country Representative



Ms Rizwana Asad,  Communication Officer


Tel: +9251 260 14 68