Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Lahore
The Research Society of International Law (RSIL) conducted an AML/CFT Training in collaboration with Centre for Professional Development, Public Prosecution Department, Punjab. The training was held on the 12th and 13th November in Lahore. A total of 20 Prosecutors participated in the training including two female prosecutors.
The training sessions consisted of a series of 7 lectures and a Case Study on the following topics:
- Global Legal Framework on AML/CFT and Overview of Pakistan’s Compliance
- Practical Exposure as to AML-CTF Cases in Punjab
- Nature of Terrorism Financing in Pakistan with Special Reference to Punjab
- Domestic Legal Framework on AML/CTF
- Criminalizing Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing in Pakistan: Elements of Offences
- Powers of LEAs, Special Investigative Techniques, and Role of Prosecutors
- Evidentiary Standards in AML/CFT Cases
- Case Study
As a supplement to traditional lectures, RSIL also conducted 6 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. It is worth noting that the Prosecutors from Punjab scored the highest on aggregate in their assessments compared to other participants all over Pakistan who attended the same training. The highest score secured in the assessments was also by a prosecutor from Punjab.
Lectures on Nature of Terrorism Financing in Pakistan with Special Reference to Punjab and Evidentiary Standards in AML/CTF cases were delivered by CPD Officials. The Director CPD shared his practical exposure with the participants regarding AML-CTF cases in Punjab as he has remained Chief Prosecutor for CT cases in Punjab for several years.
The session concluded with closing remarks by the Provincial Secretary Public Prosecution Department, Mr. Nadeem Sarwarand Director Research, RSIL, Mr. Oves Anwar. Mr. Nadeem Sarwar placed great emphasis for capacity building of Public Prosecutors in the AML-CTF regime and pledged full support of the CPD for similar initiatives in the future.