UNODC strengthens Pakistan’s counterterrorism capabilities with hands-on training, integrating cutting-edge technologies

29th March 2024, Islamabad - In line with its commitment to strengthening Pakistan's counterterrorism capabilities, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), backed by financial support from the Government of Canada, organized a comprehensive two-day training session in Islamabad from March 25th to 26th, 2024. The objective of the training was to equip practitioners with practical tools and invaluable insights crucial for the successful execution of counterterrorism operations.

Employing a hands-on approach, the training immersed participants in authentic scenarios reflecting the intricacies of counterterrorism cases. Guided by expert trainers, participants delved into the complexities inherent in addressing terrorism-related crimes. Their tasks ranged from assessing cases to formulating legal strategies for managing counterterrorism crime scenes, all while demonstrating adeptness in critical areas such as Mutual Legal Assistance, UN resolutions, issuance of witness anonymity warrants, and procedural intricacies of anti-terrorism courts.

On the second day, the focus shifted to Crime Analytics and the integration of cutting-edge technologies. Participants engaged in hands-on training, learning to structure data derived from incident reports and utilizing advanced software for predictive analytics. A highlight of this session was the comprehensive training on the I2 Analyst Notebook, showcasing its unparalleled capability to unveil hidden connections within vast datasets. Officials gained valuable insights into how this software could enhance investigations, overcome time constraints, and yield actionable intelligence.


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