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