The 28th Advisory Board Meeting was held virtually on Monday 21 February at 7 pm. The following AB Members participated: Tariq Parvez, Zahid Hussain, Samina Ahmed, Zubair Habib, Manzoor Ahmed, and Jawaid Akhtar.

NIOC directorate was represented by Tariq Khosa, Ejaz Hussain, and Hassan Sardar. The following consultants/advisors also participated: Kashif Noon, Saroop Ijaz, Vaqas Ali, Azam Khan, and Nawaz Nadeem.

Director Tariq Khosa informed that Manzoor Ahmed, AB member, due to his pressing professional engagements, will not be able to contribute and therefore had decided to resign. All the AB members, including the director, paid glowing tributes to Dr. Manzoor Ahmed for his association with NIOC and making significant contributions as an AB Member.

Director Khosa also informed that two professionals had agreed to become consultants to NIOC: Azam Khan, former ADG FIA and Deputy PG NAB and Nawaz Nadeem, former Director INTERPOL FIA.

Three-point agenda was discussed during the meeting.

1) Critical Incident Management Study: Feb-Mar 2022. A professional team had been put together to work on the study.

2) Pakistan UNTOC Review 2022: CGR-NIOC had decided to support GOP Focal Person Dr Ehsan Sadiq, ADG IB in building a civil society coalition and also providing expertise in the completion of the process.

3) NIOC MLA Network of Experts: NIOC has decided to develop a network of professionals like investigators, prosecutors, lawyers, and other experts to promote international cooperation in criminal matters.