Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan appreciates UNODC's support in countering terrorism 

Islamabad, 5 April 2018 - The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), Government of Pakistan, organized a three-day conference titled Islamabad International Counter Terrorism Forum (IICTF-2018), envisaged on the theme Pakistan's Endeavors and Achievements in Countering Extremism and Terrorism (PEACE). The theme for 2018 symbolized Pakistan's long struggle in bringing peace back to its nation after facing a multitude of challenges on national and international fronts. 

On the margins of this forum an Expo was jointly organized by NACTA and UNODC to showcase the success of provinces and other federal stakeholders in eradicating terrorism from the country. 

Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism (PACT) is a three-year project jointly developed by the Government of Pakistan and the UNODC with the financial support of the European Union.  Through the implementation of PACT, it aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of criminal justice practitioners, promote use of forensic evidence in terrorism cases while strengthening coordination and information sharing between federal and provincial authorities to proactively counter terrorism. 

During the last day of the Expo, the honorable Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi along with the Minister of Interior Mr. Ahsan Iqbal visited the UNODC booth and were briefed by staff members of the key objectives of the project. The Prime Minister and the Interior Minister of Pakistan appreciated the support being delivered to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies by UNODC and the European Union.


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1.   Associated Press of Pakistan Cooperation (APP)

2.   Radio Pakistan