Launch of Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism Project 

25 April 2016, Islamabad - Today, the Government of Pakistan, European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), launched a three year technical assistance programme to support Pakistan's resolve in overcoming the challenges posed by terrorism. 

Under the project entitled "Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism with a special reference to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province" skills and knowledge of investigators, prosecutors and judges would be enhanced while the use of forensic evidence in terrorism cases would be institutionalized. The project also aims to promote greater coordination between NACTA and Counter Terrorism Departments of KP and Islamabad 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 launch ceremony was attended by senior members of NACTA, EU Ambassador to Pakistan, UNODC Country Representative, and Ambassadors of various countries in addition to senior members from the diplomatic community, civil society and media representatives.