On 28th February ’14, ended the five-day training course on investigations and analytical techniques for female prosecutors and police investigators which was organized by the U.S. State and Justice Departments. The training brought together the female prosecutors and police investigators from different parts of Pakistan, namely Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad. Both Pakistani and American experts in the fields of crime scene analysis, forensic evidence collection, and interview techniques provided the training.
Towards the end of the seminar, Tom Williams U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission talked about the objectives of seminar by saying “Pakistan’s justice system will serve the whole population most fairly and effectively when more women fill the ranks of police investigators and prosecutors.” He further added, “When people feel safe and protected, when those guilty of crimes are consistently brought to justice and punished for their acts, businesses will be able to prosper and Pakistanis will have better opportunities to achieve their potential.”
The training covered the aspects of case presentation, practical investigation skills, analysis, evidence presentation and police-prosecutor cooperation. Officials who participated in the meeting agreed to the view that, in order to bring criminals to justice, increased cooperation and collaboration between police and prosecutors is necessary.
This event was under the umbrella of a well defined plan of United States to help Pakistan fight crime and terrorism. Various Pakistani institutions along with law enforcement institutions benefited from this program. Yet, it was another effort by U.S. to help Pakistan maintain and implement a better and fair justice system.