NACTA National Counter Terrorism narrative unveiled

NACTA National Counter Terrorism narrative unveiled

ISLAMABAD - The NACTA has finalised the draft of a national narrative in consultation with academia, Ulemas and media after 18-month-long strenuous efforts. He expressed these views while speaking at the closing ceremony of the four-day-long ‘Training of Trainers: Creating Master Trainers among Women Police’, organised by Individualland Pakistan here on Monday.

The official also said that the authority has submitted the final draft of national narrative before the government for final approval. He added that the government has allocated adequate funds for NACTA, which are being released in accordance with the requirements of the authority.

About NACTA Board of Governors meeting, he said that the meeting was not held so far and a request would soon be forwarded to the prime minister in this regard.

He also said that NACTA, in coordination with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), is working on the development of National Terrorist Database. The authority has started the collection of data in this regard under a well-thought-out strategy to curb the movement of terrorists, he added.

Earlier, while addressing the women police, he said that induction of more women especially in the police department is the need of the hour.

He said that according to different studies, increasing number of women in police helped in reduction of corruption and violence, and they could also prove effective in intelligence gathering. He added that the number of women in the police department in Pakistan has increased and now they are promoted to higher ranks to play a role in decision making.

Speaking on the occasion, Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson said that such trainings will play a vital role in sharing of ideas and empowerment and skill development of women. She added that such workshops would also provide a platform to women police to share their experiences as well, as it helps to build trust between the police and society and to understand each other.

She said that her government is working hard on such training as empowerment of women is mandatory for economic development. “Such kinds of training would also improve professional and technical skills of police,” she added.

Individualland Pakistan Executive Director Gulmina Bilal Ahmad said that her organisation held a series of workshops for improving skills of women police. She added that her organisation had been involved with the advocacy of police reforms and capacity building of police since 2007, while the organisation has been specifically engaged with women police and gender-based police reforms since 2011.