Pakistan’s Response to Crime and Insurgency
This workshop considers Pakistan’s recent security challenges within the context of regime change and institutional transformation, especially of Pakistan’s Police Service.
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs [NUPI] has the great pleasure of inviting you to the workshop:
Changing the Spots of the Leopard?
Pakistan’s Response to Crime and Insurgency – Between Militarization and Community Policing
This workshop considers Pakistan’s recent security challenges within the context of regime change and institutional transformation, especially of Pakistan’s Police Service. Academics and practitioners will present recent research and reflect on the long-term armed conflicts in Pakistan, especially its “frontier” with a view to deepening understanding which would inform policy options for conflict resolution and peace building. The workshop will also aim to discuss appropriate methodological approaches to the study of conflict, militancy and the security sector in Pakistan and address problems relating to the availability and collection of data.
PROGRAMME (09.00 - 16.00)
8.45: Registration and coffee/tea
09.00 – 10.30: Session I
Chair: Paul Petzschmann
- Fasihuddin “Talibanization and Terrorist Attacks in the North-West Frontier Province: The Local Police Response”
- Discussion (30 min)
10.45 – 12.15: Session II
Chair: Ingrid Nyborg
- Khalid Aziz: “Breakdown of Social Structure and Governance in Swat – A de-construction of the breakdown?”
12.15 – 12.45 Lunch
12.45 – 14.15 Session III
Chair: Stina Torjesen
- Paul Petzschmann: “Between Leviathan
: Pakistan’s Civilian Security Sector and the Politics of Reform"
14.30 – 16.00 Session IV
Chair: Helge Lurås
- Ingrid Nyborg: “Human Security, Livelihood Security and Police Reform in Pakistan”
Dr. Ingrid Nyborg is Associate Professor at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, is a leading academic expert on human security and livelihood issues in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She is also the author of numerous articles on rural development.
Fasihuddin is the Deputy Commander of the Frontier Reserve Police in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP). He is also the founding director of the Pakistan Society of Criminology and the author of numerous articles on police and policing as well as on the drug trade and on child abuse.
Khalid Aziz, is the Director of the Regional Institute of Policy Research and Training (RIPORT) in Peshawar, Pakistan. A former civil service officer with more than 30 years experience at both the federal and provincial levels in Pakistan, he headed the NWFP Planning, Environment & Development Department for six years served as a provincial Chief Secretary. He has also written extensively on issues relating to law and order reform in Pakistan.
Dr. Paul Petzschmann, is a Visiting Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He received his DPhil from Oxford University and has in the past served as Governance Advisor to the Pakistan Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank in Islamabad, Pakistan where he was involved in projects relating to Police and Justice Sector Reform.