PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police, Akbar Khan Hoti, while lauding the role of Pakistan Society of Criminology in identifying grey areas in the police professionalism through research and analysis said, “if we can win over people, we can win over the terrorists and criminals.”

While commenting on the outdated courses being taught to police personnel, he said that such courses cannot help fight terrorism. He said this while speaking as a chief guest at the Pakistan Society of Criminology launching ceremony of the 12th Issue of Pakistan Journal of Criminology on the special issue on “Policing Terrorism and Radicalism” held here on Wednesday.

Syed Akhat Ali Shah, the Additional Inspector General of Police (Special Branch) presented his critical review on the academic achievements of Pakistan Society of Criminology and the present issue of Pakistan Journal of Criminology. He said that PSC is the name of “creativity and hard work”. He requested the honourable IGP to send the President of PSC abroad to present the case of KP police in a more effective manner at various international forums and conferences.  He said that commendable work has been done in these training manuals and report of the juvenile justice system.

Uzma Mehboob from a leading NGO, Da Khwendo Kor, spoke on the role of civil society in promoting human protection, development and research-based policies to be implemented by stakeholders from the government and decision making agencies.