The 47th Advisory Board Meeting was held on 19 April 2024.

Present Board Members: Tariq Parvez, Zahid Hussain, Samina Ahmed, Manzoor Ahmad, Zubair Habib, and Jawaid Akhtar

NIOC Directorate: Tariq Khosa, Sarmad Khan, Saud Mirza, Kaleem Imam, Saroop Ijaz, Nawaz Nadeem, and Hassan Sardar

1) GI-TOC Observatory for South Asia and Central Asia: Director NIOC informed about his appointment at the Geneva-based board of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) in February 2024, for a 3-year term. He also informed about GI-TOC’s Observatory/Hub in South Asia and Central Asia. Vienna-based John Collins is the lead on behalf of GI-TOC. In initial discussions held between GI-TOC and CGR-NIOC, a collaborative partnership was conceived in the near future, involving a trilateral framework between GI-TOC, NIOC and Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore. GI-TOC is also going to work on a 5-year Project for Pakistan on Trafficking in Persons (TIP).

2) Director CGR Tariq Khosa presented a Paper on the Impact of Illicit Weapons Smuggling in Pakistan, at an international conference at the University of Milan, Italy on 12 April 2024. The Paper was formally released in Pakistan as well.

3) A Position Paper on IS-K as a Global Threat will soon be written by Zahid Hussain and released by the CGR, to be followed by discussions with The Khorasan Diary (TKD), and BNU.

4) A list of NIOC Network of National Experts was shared by the Director. Views of the Advisory board were sought about the initiative.

5) A list of CSOs as members of the Civil Society Alliance (CSA) on UNTOC Review Process was also shared, seeking recommendations for adding more member organizations, interested in combating serious and organized crime in Pakistan.