Government of Pakistan and UNODC organizes a Side-event and Exhibition during CCPCJ 2018

Vienna, 14 May 2018: At the 27 th Commission of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), UNODC Country Office facilitated participation of a delegation from Pakistan consisting of National Coordinator and Director General Legal from National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), Director Counter Terrorism from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Home Secretary from the Home and Tribal Affairs Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Director Military Operations from the Military Operations Directorate, and a senior official from the Ministry of Defense. 

To showcase Pakistan's contribution to international peace and security the Government of Pakistan organized a side-event with the support of UNODC Country Office on "Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism". During the opening session Her Excellency Ms. Ayesha Riyaz highlighted and appreciated the close working relationship between UNODC and Pakistan, while Mr. Ihsan Ghani (National Coordinator of NACTA and head of delegation) briefed the participants on recent initiatives undertaken by NACTA while applauding the support being rendered by UNODC Country Office under the framework of a European Union supported project entitled "PACT".  He also informed the participants that NACTA is in consultative stages with UNODC for developing a comprehensive five-year project which would pave path for greater cooperation between the two organizations.  

Mr. Mauro Miedico from the Terrorism Prevention Branch of UNODC in his brief remarks appreciated the contributions of Pakistan in eliminating terrorism while assuring continued support in meeting the common challenges posed by terrorism. 

UNODC Country Representative for Pakistan Mr. Cesar Guedes in his remarks thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NACTA for their participation and informed the delegates on the five-day exhibition booth which the Government of Pakistan and UNODC has jointly organized at the margins of the 27 th Commission to highlight the success of PACT, an EU funded project. 

Ms. Humaira Mufti, the Director General Legal of NACTA, along with Brig. Inayat Hussain, Director Operations from the Military Operation Directorate of Pakistan Army, delivered a detailed presentation on Pakistan's response to counter terrorism while highlighting the success achieved under the National Action Plan and various other national initiatives aimed at eliminating terrorism from the country and beyond. 

The 27 th session is being held in Vienna from 14 to 18 May 2018 in which participants from over 100 countries are attending and over 90 side-events are expected to take place.