FIA gets e-Learning Centre!

The Country Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Mr. Cesar Guedes, opened a computer based training eLearning Centre for the Federal Investigation Agency in Lahore in the presence of Director FIA Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar, other representatives from the FIA, Mr. Ian Hudson and Ms. Delia Mills from the Australian High Commission, and Mr. Martin Banks from the British High Commission. 

The UNODC Representative thanked the High Commissioner of Australia, Her Excellency Margaret Adamson, for generously funding the development of the eLearning Centre. He also appreciated FIA's support and dedication in developing its expertise in order to overcome a   multitude of challenges including human trafficking, migrant smuggling, and other forms of transnational organized crimes, which the Agency is mandated to tackle as the country's premier law enforcement agency. 

Mr. Guedes likewise lauded the efforts of the British High Commissioner, His Excellency Thomas Drew, for financially enabling UNODC to develop a dedicated and modern 'Interview Room' in addition to assisting the FIA to digitalize its paper records for the first time. 

The UNODC Representative stated that 'This is a component of UNODC's overall assistance to the Government of Pakistan within its mandates under the framework of UNODC's Country Programme for Pakistan. The success of these projects would not have been possible without the cooperation and collaboration of the Government of Pakistan and its agencies, especially the FIA.' 

Dr. Usman Anwar appreciated the support that has been provided to the FIA from the international community through the UNODC Office in Pakistan, and assured those present that   the Agency would continue working in partnership with UNODC in the areas of mutual interest.