National Forensic Science Agency Islamabad, with the cooperation of six ministries including interior, finance, IT, planning and development, industries and production, and science and technology along with other 29 stake holders dealing with law enforcement activities, fourteen scientific and academic institutions and six international organizations has successfully conducted two days National Forensic Science conference 2018, with theme “Science behind Justice” here in Islamabad on Thursday & Friday .
Chief guest of closing session Mr iftekhar Rasheed Rtd IG, while appreciating the efforts of the NFSA for organising such a successful event, laid stress on the importance of forensic science in combating all kinds of crimes.
The conference was attended by over 400 participants including scientists, scholars, LEA officials, judges, lawyers, armed forces personnel, university professors and students. Over 15 international and over 50 local presenters delivered their papers, lectures, exhibits and posters in the conference.
lectures from renowned and eminent scholars were delivered on both days of the conference.
Retired IGPs Syed Kamal Shah, Dr shoaib SUDDLE, Syed Mohib Asad, Mr. Niaz Siddiqui, and other renowned speakers addressed the closing session. Session was attended by IG motorways and highway police, National Coordinaror NACTA, Mr. Ehsan Ghani, officials of various departments.
In his concluding addresses,DG national police bureau Mr. Shawkat Hayat, laid stress on creating more forensic labs across Pakistan and equipping the already existing labs to international standards. The project director NFSA Saqib Sultan, in his closing remarks, highlighted the importance of knowledge and data sharing among various law enforcement agencies and forensic departments across Pakistan. The conference concluded that Legal reforms in Forensics is the need of the hour. The forum also resolved to form an association of Forensic Scientists.
It was the biggest Forensics conference ever and the first national conference on the subject.