Conference on Criminology concludes with a pledge to strengthen LEAs

Peshawar: A three day national conference on criminology ended with the note that law enforcement agencies will effectively is partnered from academic institutions to better equip in discharging their professional services. More than 50 papers were presented during the conference and will be eventually being picked for the selection for reputed journal of criminology in the country.

Chief guest former Additional IG, khyberPakhtunkhwa Syed Akhter Ali Shah said that this conference has set in motion the connection between the legislature and executive for effective criminal justice system. He said that Juvenile justice, probation and payroll, penal laws and money laundering issues will be effectively dealt though institutional support from University of Peshawar. He said that criminology will bring up the causes of crime and solutions for it to play its role of a policy document.

Speaking at the concluding session, Muhammad Quraish khan, an expert in national policing lauded UoP for holding a conference for the criminology subject that is a growing discipline in the social sciences and to better provide a professional workforce for the criminal justice system. He hoped that 13 units working in KP police for Rule of Law will be strengthened by the academic and professional input from the criminology department, University of Peshawar. He expected the department will have to to shed light and do research on 68 women committing suicide in Chitral district in 2018.

Prof. Muhammad Yaseen Dean Social Sciences University of Sargodha said that youth needs to be engaged at universities who are 63 percent of total population and five percent of them are in higher education sector should be sensitized with these themes through syllabus and orientation.  

Chairman Department of Criminology Prof. Dr. Basharat Hussain pointed out that his department will bring up experts from Pakistan Bar Council, Judiciary, NAB, FIA in the upcoming international conference at Baragali forging a national response mechanism for criminal justice system in the country. 

Dean, Social Sciences Prof.Dr.Johar Ali in his concluding remarks said that such moots are important so far in integrating different cultures and ethnicities on a single platform from far and wide of the country. He pointed out that depravation and class struggle in the society endangered peaceful regions like Swat and FATA after so-called war on terror and must be addressed by the state authorities.