Institute of criminology and forensic studies construction work commences

Institute of criminology and forensic studies construction work has kicked off at university of Peshawar  on 17th June with a total layout of 180.605  million rupees.111.0 million rupees were set aside for civil work while remaining amount is allocated for the equipment, books furniture and fixtures.

The institute will be the first ever institute to offer BS, masters, Mphil, and PhD along with diploma courses in criminology and forensic sciences. The law enforcement agencies, academia and think tanks were demanding establishment of such institution to cater to the needs of criminology and forensic studies at the provincial level in general  and national level in particular. 

Despite its humble beginnings at 2016, the department is poised to hold a second national conference first week of November under the same project while in the first week of March 2020, the department will hold its first ever criminology international conference .
The construction work started after provincial government high ranking officials passed green signal to the project, at the northern side of Faqir of Ipi park. 

As the construction work started on Monday few political organisation students came on a site were briefed at length about the  site project and its innocuous nature to adjoining Faqir of Ipi park that will hold its 175 in to 130 feet square green  area intact. The Director planning  and Development Istiaq ullah khan pointed out that Faqir of Ipi park will sustain its space for students to rest and recreation besides beatification with the solar lights and modern lines .

Project Director and Director of Institute of criminology and forensic sciences Prof.Dr.Basharat Hussain said that his department will remain cognisant of  provincial government grant and vision for state of art institution to the University of Peshawar. He  promised to utilise funds for excellence in teaching , research and training capabilities of forensics workforce especially academia and law enforcement agencies.

The institute will be set to offer PhD Mphil and BS programs once the four storey building is completed.Currently, the department is enrolled 100 plus students in masters program.