The 22nd Advisory Board Meeting was held on Monday 09 August 2021. The following participated: Tariq Parvez, Samina Ahmed, Zubair Habib, Manzoor Ahmed, Tariq Khosa, Ejaz Hussain, Ali Nekokara, Saroop Ijaz, Ammar Jaffri, Kashif Noon, Mohammad Vaqas Ali, and Hassan Sardar.

Director NIOC Khosa apprised the Board about initial work undertaken to prepare timelines for SOC Study. Interview with National Expert on OC ADG FIA Ehsan Sadiq was the highlight of July activities. Director outlined the work plan for August in which team interviews with ADG FIA Immigration and Anti-Human Smuggling and civil society activist Ali Cheema were planned.

Director NIOC informed about the UNTOC Review of Pakistan to be carried out by two African countries. He had taken up with the Ministry of Interior to appoint the Focal Person for UNTOC review. NIOC would be willing to build a coalition of CSOs and NGOs for the review process and input of the community.

NIOC completed the study on Connectivity and Criminality, especially in the context of CPEC. The study was carried out for three months (May-July 2021). It was appreciated by both national and international stakeholders.

It was also decided to organize a Stakeholders’ Roundtable on Serious and Organized Crimes in September 2021. Ejaz Hussain and Ammar Jaffri will organize the virtual event.

NIOC will issue a policy brief on the first-ever National Cyber Security Policy. Ammar Jaffri will put together the policy brief in September 2021.