Pakistan Launched Customized Practical Guide To Combat Drugs and Crimes

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To combat Drugs and Crimes, Pakistan has launched a Customized Practical Guide on Requesting Evidence Across Border. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes in Islamabad on Friday.
The Practical Guide has been developed under the Pakistan Action to Counter-Terrorism project with the support of key partners including the European Union.
The Practical Guide was developed after a series of consultations among relevant stakeholders at the federal and provincial levels.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood said that the Government is fully aware of the threats posed by the misuse of cyberspace. He said that in line with the new cyber security policy, the Government remained committed to modernizing its systems, enhancing their efficiency, and improving digital connectivity.
The Foreign Secretary also highlighted the steps taken by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs towards the digitalization of its work. He said that in accordance with the vision of the leadership, the Foreign Office had introduced new online platforms, portals, mobile applications, and connectivity protocols to not only streamline the day-to-day tasks of the Ministry but also improve service delivery to the Pakistani diaspora.
The ceremony was addressed by the Country Representative of UNODC, Jeremy Milsom, Ambassador of the EU, Androulla Kaminara, and senior officials from the Ministry of Interior and National Counter Terrorism Authority.

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