Illicit Trafficking and Border Management

Pakistan is a transit, destination, and to a lesser extent, producing country for drugs and precursor chemicals.  It is also a transit, source and destination country for trafficked persons for the purposes of forced labour and sexual exploitation and people smuggled to other states. This illicit traffic poses significant challenges to border management - a critical issue for economic development and security.

Programme Deliverables


UNODC's programme on illiciit trafficking and border management (Sub-Programme 1) enhances core capacities of Pakistan's law enforcement agencies to reduce illicit traffic and manage borders primarily through the provision of foundational and specialized training and equipment. Law enforcement agencies struggle to interdict trafficking and smuggling of various kinds and scales, which pose a challange to governance, development and security.

Sub-Programme 1 strengthens information collection and analysis capacities of agencies that work to counter trafficking to enable the GOP to make effective decisions, both at the broad policy level and in designing high-impact responses.

The international perspective of Pakistan's trafficking and border challanges is unavoidable, given that these issues are linked to Pakistan's neighbours. UNODC supports the GOP to define, project and coordinate internationally.

Based on analysis of illicit tracking and border management issues in Pakistan, Sub-Programme 1 is comprised of three outcomes and delivers twelve outputs.