Monthly meeting of NIOC’s Advisory Board (AB) was held virtually on Friday 04 Dec 2020. The following AB Members participated: Tariq Parvez, Zahid Hussain, Zubair Habib, and Jawaid Akhtar. Samina Ahmed, being in Turkey, could not attend while Fasi Zaka had a pressing domestic issue. The Directorate was represented by the following: Tariq Khosa, Amir Rana, Ali Nekokara, Kashif Noon, Ammar Jaffri, and Saroop Ijaz.

Director NIOC, Tariq Khosa gave an overview of the progress of the research study on the BHC Project on Gaps in CE Laws. The project had successfully completed its initial two phases. The director also informed that the NIOC’s draft National OC Strategy was being peer-reviewed by FIA and Nacta. GI-TOC had also recognised the significance of the initiative and agreed to get it reviewed by a few professional international experts.

The AB has approved and showed complete satisfaction on the following:

  • NIOC’s Proposal for support by GI Resilience Fund for 2021
  • Fasi Zaka would roll out podcasts of various webinars hosted by NIOC during 2020. Eight serials were being finalised.
  • NIOC’s collaboration with PIPS would continue in 2021 in accordance with the MoU signed.
  • Hassan Sardar, Manager Ops was tasked to come up with NIOC’s Annual Report for 2020.