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Directors Conference at FIA Headquarters, Islamabad. 

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Directors Conference at FIA Headquarters, Islamabad. 

COUNTER TERRORISM WING (CTW)

Mandate

In 2003 Federal Government assigned Counter Terrorism role to FIA. Hence CTW formerly SIG was formally established in May 2003. CTW Officers were provided extensive training and some equipment by US government, Anti Terrorism Assistance Program, in the area of crime scene analysis, computer forensic analysis, cyber terrorism, terrorist financing investigations and post blast explosives analysis etc

 

CTW Vision

To identify, arrest and prosecute Most Wanted Terrorists and to become a centre of excellence for specialized counter terrorist investigations.

Counter Terrorism Functions of CTW

  • Identify and arrest most wanted terrorist.
  • Detect & investigate terrorist financing/money laundering cases.
  • Crime Scene & Explosive analysis of major terrorist incidents. ›Detect, seize and prosecute hate material.
  • Computer / Cell Phones forensic analysis and Cyber Terrorism Investigations.
  • Prepare Terrorist Incident Analysis and Threat Assessment Reports for Federal Govt.
  • Build a National Database of terrorist entities.
  • Training courses for Police Departmentsnts.
  • Crime Scene & Explosive analysis of major terrorist incidents.

Cyber Investigation Unit (CIU) and Computer Forensic Lab.

CIU consist of 05 IT Experts which are highly trained to investigate Cyber Terrorism enquiries/cases and conduct Computer/Cell phone Forensics. Govt. of Pakistan has notified SIG computer forensic lab as first notified lab for thepurpose of electronic forensic and the SIG IT experts appear as Forensic Experts in courts. So far SIG forensic experts have conducted over 100 forensic analysis for different police departments. CIU has also developed the following softwares

  • Terrorists Information System (TIS)
  • Terrorist Incident Analysis (TIA)
  • Case Monitoring System (CMS)
  • Personnel Record Database (PERREC)
  • Humman Trafficker Information System

Terrorist Financing Investigation Unit (TFIU)

A TFIU has so far successfully conducted 61 enquries on request of Interpol, FMU and International partners. Facilitates Investigation and Procecution of cases in courts of law. Provides training to Financial Investigators and has developed SOPs for TF Investigations. FIE liaisons with Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU/FIU), State Bank of Pakistan, Commercial Banks, Financial Institutions. Analysis and monitoring of implementation of rules and regulations pertaining to terrorist financing. Represents SIG / FIA on various national and international forums for supporting efforts to combat money laundering & terrorist financing.

 

Important Terrorism Cases Investigated by CTW

  • Case FIR No. 291 dated 06.06.08 Rawalpindi (attempted suicide attacks on President Camp Office RWP).
  • Case FIR No. 09/08 dated 19.06.08 Explosive Act FIA Crime Circle Lahore.
  • Case FIR No. 10/08 FIA Crime Circle Rawalpindi.
  • SIG is part of JIT investigating Marriott Bomb Blast (Case FIR No. 127/08 dated 20.09.08 Police Station: Secretariat Islamabad).
  • Case FIR No. 01/09 SIU FIA Terrorist attacks on Mumbai. Final Report submitted to ATC Rawalpindi.
  • Director SIG is heading JIT constituted by the Federal Government to investigate Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Assassination case Rawalpindi.
 

Books Published

  • Hand book on Cyber Terrorism.
  • Hand book on Explosives, Bombs & IEDs.
  • Hand book on Terrorist Finance Investigations.

Specialized Information Stored with CTW

CTW database has been established with links/references to all the official documents of SIG and applications/databases noted above. All SIG offices are connected through Wide Area Network (WAN). Data of Terrorists, Suspects, Terrorist Orgonizations,Terrorist Incidents Analysis and Threat Assessment Reports etc are stored on Terrorist Information System (TIS).

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