Forensic Awareness Program for Judges 2017-09-12T17:29:33+00:00

Forensic Awareness Program for Judges held on 24, 31 March and 07 April, 2017 at NFSA, Islamabad

Mr.Shah Hussain, CSI Officer

Since 2006, NFSA has been providing forensic services to various Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), judiciary and government organizations across Pakistan. Moreover, NFSA has also been providing trainings to aforementioned departments not only to spread forensic awareness but also to equip them with latest criminal investigative techniques as, forensic science is a vital tool to fight lawlessness. Forensic Awareness Program for Judges which was conducted on 24th, 31st March and 07th April 2017, was also the part of this initiative.

Presenters

  1. Ahmad Farooq (Scientific Officer/Incharge DNA Section)
  2. Muhammad Imran (Incharge CSI/ERU)
  3. Shah Hussain (Crime Scene Officer)
  4. Saad Hayat (Scientific Officer/Incharge Questioned Documents Section)

Participants

Participants of training along with PD, NFSA

  • 24th March 2017
  1. Hon’ble Kamran Basharat Mufti (District & Session Judge West).
  2. Hon’ble Civil Judges 1st Class/ Judicial Magistrates East & West.
  • 31st March 2017
  1. Hon’ble Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan, Registrar Islamabad High Court
  2. Hon’ble Civil Judges 1st Class/ Judicial Magistrates East & West
  • 07th April 2017
  1. Hon’ble Sohail Ikram (District & Session Judge East).
  2. Hon’ble Civil Judges 1st Class/ Judicial Magistrates East & West.

Thrust of Discussion

Participants during training session

  • Evidence Requirements for Forensic Analysis and NFSA’s Evidence Receiving Unit (ERU).
  • Common Problems related to Physicalevidence and Crime Scene.
  • Common Misconceptions about Forensic Science.
  • Legal aspects of court cases related to DNA, sexual assault, explosives, fingerprints and questioned documents.
  • Handling, Storage and Life of Physical Evidence.

Outcome

The aim of the program was primarily to raise awareness and dispel misconceptions about the forensic science. The basic theme of this program was not only to build a bridge between forensic laboratory and the judiciary but it was also intended to end misjudgements about the capabilities and limitations of forensic science. The efforts of presenter were highly appreciated by all the participants. They found the program very interesting and informative. They urged that these kind of programs should be organised regularly.

Suggestions

  • Such trainings should be arranged time to time
  • The duration of such programs should be increased

Group photo of Participant’s with DG, NPB and PD, NFSA

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