Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism



Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism (PACT) with a special reference to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been developed jointly by the Government of Pakistan and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with an aim to strengthening the processes related to pre-investigations, investigations, prosecutions and adjudication of terrorism related cases. The objectives of the project encompass enhancing the skills and knowledge of law enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges while improving coordination between provincial and federal authorities including between the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police.  

  • Objective I: Enhance investigation processes and the use of forensic evidence by the KP Police Counter Terrorism Department for the preparation of terrorism cases. 
  • Objective II: Strengthen the capacity of the KP Prosecution Directorate and Judiciary to effectively prosecute and adjudicate terrorist cases. 
  • Objective III: Improve provincial and inter-provincial coordination on counter terrorism, to strengthen overall capacity on counter terrorism related strategic analysis and to further promote greater judicial integrity and human rights compliant based judicial processes in terrorism cases.

Project Structure

The project consists of the following 3 key Outcomes:


The below stakeholder map illustrates the key beneficiaries of the project both at the federal and provincial levels. The main coordinating agency on behalf of the Government of Pakistan is the National Counter Terrorism Authority. 


Management Structure

Project Steering Committee (PSC) consists of members from the National Counter Terrorism Authority, Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs Division, Home Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad Police, European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 




 * This project is made possible with the financial contribution of the EU.