National Conference on e-Learning for Pakistan's Law Enforcement

Commemorating 100,000 hours of training milestones



12 November 2014, Islamabad - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Pakistan organised a National Conference on e-Learning for Pakistan's Law Enforcement on 12 November 2014, at Serena Hotel Islamabad. This event was mobilized jointly with Narcotics Control Division; and the National Police Bureau Pakistan, Government of Pakistan.  

Commemorating the 100,000 hours of training milestone, the conference highlighted the role of e-Learning platform in broadening the knowledge and field effectiveness of law enforcement personnel of Pakistan. It also emphasized on the need for further expansion of the programme and all-encompassing ownership for long-term sustainability.

In a video presentation screened on the occasion, it was highlighted that with 92 e-Learning courses offered by UNODC and delivered across 40 e-Learning centers in the training establishments of law enforcement, UNODC's e-Learning platform has delivered training to more than 15,000 law enforcement personnel in Pakistan. This amounts to more than 100 thousand hours of training on core law enforcement functions including: searches and interdiction techniques, evidence collection and preservation, detecting and investigating transnational organized crimes, criminal intelligence, and crime scene investigations. In this endeavour, twenty Pakistani law enforcement agencies partnered with UNODC for training of their personnel. 

Speaking on the occasion UNODC Representative Mr. Cesar Guedes said that United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is committed to support Government of Pakistan in achieving security and justice for its people and the region; by providing comprehensive assistance in combating drugs and crime. "UNODC e-Learning programme is exactly the initiative that addresses such challenges, by focusing on capacity building of Pakistan's law enforcement personnel".

The Chief Guest Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning, Development & Reform addressing on the occasion said that the Government of Pakistan, in line with the vision of Prime Minister, has given a futuristic roadmap for Pakistan in the shape of Vision 2025, which is going to be a strategic instrument in steering Pakistan towards growth & development. Mr. Iqbal said 'whilst without an environment of peace and security, economic development can neither be meaningful nor sustainable; there is an urgent need to integrate peace-building assessments into the development discourse". In the current security context and challenges to Pakistan, the Federal Minister Mr. Ahsan Iqbal said that particularly after 9/11 wars, extremism and terrorism have caused enormous loss to Pakistan's economy, society and the national image. "This situation calls for a consensus-based national vision and comprehensive strategy to not only combat these challenges, but also proactively embrace the future with peace, prosperity and dignity", Mr. Iqbal stressed. Welcoming the UNODC's initiative of e-Learning for Pakistan's law enforcement, the Federal Minister Mr. Ahsan Iqbal reaffirmed the Government of Pakistan's support to strengthen such efforts and to build partnership with all the stakeholders and the International community to help overcome the challenges Pakistan faces.

The Conference was attended by the senior representatives, heads/deputies of law enforcement agencies, and their respective training establishments along with members of the Government of Pakistan Ministries, Diplomatic Missions, UN Agencies, International NGOs, and experts from the academia.

Shields were also distributed to the e-Learning Programme's recipient agencies, in recognition to their contribution in achieving the landmark of 100 thousand hours of e-Learning training, which include: National Police Academy, Federal Investigation Agency, Pakistan Rangers, Pakistan Customs, Anti Narcotics Force, Airports Security Force, Pakistan Coast Guards, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Frontier Corps Balochistan, Frontier Constabulary, Balochistan Constabulary, Punjab Police, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police, Islamabad Capital Territory Police, Balochistan Police, Sindh Police, Gilgit-Baltistan Police and Azad Jammu & Kashmir Police.


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