Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Islamabad
The Research Society of International Law (RSIL) conducted an AML/CFT Training in collaboration with NACTA, which was held from 28th to 29th of October in Islamabad. Participants belonging to different federal entities attended the training.
|28th – 29th October||17|
The training sessions consisted of a series of 9 lectures:
- Global Legal Framework on AML/CFT
- Nature of Terrorism Financing in Pakistan
- Domestic Implementation of AML/CFT in Pakistan: UNSCR 1267 Regime
- Domestic Implementation of AML/CFT in Pakistan: UNSCR 1373 Regime & the ATA 1997
- Domestic Implementation of AML/CFT in Pakistan: AMLA 2010
- Criminalizing Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing in Pakistan: Elements of Offences
- Powers of LEAs, Special Investigative Techniques, and Role of Prosecutors
- Collection and Analysis of Evidence in AML/CFT Cases
- Explainer: Mutual Legal Assistance (Criminal Matters) Act, 2020
As a supplement to traditional lectures, RSIL also conducted 5 tablet-based assessments, providing instant feedback to participants on assessment areas in need of improvement, and areas where they performed particularly well, creating a competitive environment in which participants flourished.
This Islamabad training was differentiated from earlier ones, with lectures on domestic implementation of AML/CFT being conducted by representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Counter Terrorism Authority, who were able to provide a practitioner’s view of the subject matter. An additional lecture on the newly enacted MLA Act was also included (normally this is explained briefly in the tail-end of the lecture on Powers of LEAs) by a representative from the Ministry of Interior, which is designated as the Central Authority for MLA matters in this Act.
The session concluded with closing remarks by the DG CFT NACTA, Mr. Muhammad Iqbal, as well as a vote of thanks by President RSIL, Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi. Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi particularly appreciated the role of NACTA for their support and making the training successful.At the end, certificates were distributed among the participants by DG, Outreach & Capacity Building, Ms. Dur-e-Maknoon.