Handing over of two Mobile Crime Scene Investigation units to Balochistan Police 

26 February 2018, Quetta -  Two modern mobile crime scene investigation units (MCSIU) were handed over to Mr. Moazzam Jah Ansari, Inspector General of Balochistan Police, by Mr. Cesar Guedes, the Country Representative of UNODC in Pakistan. This effort is collaborated by INL, UNODC and Balochistan Police as part of the support in the areas of crime scene investigation and management along with police prosecution cooperation with a particular focus on Balochistan province. This successful model of MCSIU will be further replicated in other divisions of Balochistan as well. This effort has revealed the need for advanced and specialized training in the collection and preservation of forensic evidence. In addition, the continuing need to train prosecutors and judges on the use of forensic evidence has also been highlighted.  

Mr. Guedes thanked the support by the INL for this important initiative and the Balochistan Police for their eagerness to replicate the model into other districts of Balochistan. Prosecution department has already initiated process procuring six more mobile vehicles as part of the safe city project and establishment of forensic science laboratory in Balochistan. UNODC will establish four forensic science collection and investigation units at Zhob, Khuzdar, Sibi and Gwadar districts of Balochistan. 

Mr. Moazzam Jah Ansari in his remarks thanked UNODC and INL for one of the most important initiatives taken for Balochistan Police and assured his full cooperation for the capacity building programmes being carried out by UNODC in Balochistan.