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United Nation Office of Drug and Crime Country programme to focus border management, criminal justice.

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2011 (Frontier Star): Secretary Narcotics Control Iftikhar Ahmed has said that United Nation Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC) Country programme is a joint effort of Narcotics Control ministry and UNODC which deals in three areas including border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction. He said that a mechanism has been created to view the performance of the programme adding that we are very glad of our ongoing and increasing cooperation with UNODC.One of the key recent achievements under the country programme is the establishment of the first border liaison office at Torkham, on the border with Afghanistan he said. He further said that the liaison office, a concept developed by UNODC, brings together law enforcement agencies to increase coordination and improve border management. He said that UNODC and Ministry of Narcotics Control have set-up a series of computer-based training centres which offer some 70 training modules developed by international experts and UNODC. In order to ensure local ownership and understanding, these modules are offered in Urdu and versions in Pashto are being developed.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 17, 2011
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