December 1, 2022

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First National Police Conference, various challenges of modern day policing were discussed

The 1st National Police Conference 2022  held at Islamabad 17th March, 2022. This conference was divided into two sessions. In the first session of the conference, the 16th National Police Management Board meeting was conducted. Mr. Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Federal Minister for Interior presided the session and commended the efforts of Pakistan Police. All heads of provincial police organizations, IGP ICT, AJ&K, NC NACTA, IB, Commandant NPA, FC, MD National Police Foundation, IGP Railways, IGP NH&MP, Secretary Narcotics Control, DG FIA, DG National Police Bureau attended the meeting.

Chairman NADRA, joined the session as a special guest to attend the Board’s meeting and offered technical support to resolve the IT related issues being faced by the police of Pakistan. During the session, national level police related policies were discussed, various challenges of modern day policing were discussed and their solutions proposed and approved. It was also jointly decided that a criminal and crime database to share criminal data among all police and sister organizations will be developed

The second session of the conference was open to the public during which a Draft Action Plan regarding implementation of Recommendations of Police Reforms Committee was presented by the Director NPB, which was constituted by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan. The session was Chaired by the Hon’ble Minister for Law & Justice Dr. Farogh Naseem who applauded the efforts of Pakistan Police, emphasized the need for reducing policing burden and improving investigation The session was moderated by DIG (Operations) Mr. Kamran Adil and various recommendations were put forth by both the audience and respected panel pertaining to the model police law, Investigation, accountability, ADR, urban policing and legislative reforms alongside gender inclusion in all reform efforts and establishment of a women police network. This session was also attended by the Chairman NA standing committee on Law &justice , Mr. Riaz Fatyana, all member of Police Reforms Committee, Consultants of the Police Reforms Committee, MNAs, MPAs, Senator Mr. Talha Mehmood, , Mr. Shafique Ch. Executive Director PCHR, Dr. Adnan Rafique, Country Director, Police Awaam Saath Saath program, serving and retired IsGP, senior police officers, Academia, prisons, prosecution, members of Home Departments, judiciary, media, DG Legal Aid Authority Dr. Raheem Awan and civil society. In this session Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Suddle Former IGP and Member Police Reforms Committee emphasizes on the gap between the police and the public and the need for improving police-public relations.