Joined Dec 2 2013
43 years old
I am working on a research project on Victims Services for Victims of Terrorism in Pakistan in collaboration with International Victimology Institute, INTERVICT at Tilburg University, Netherlands. Victimology is an interdisciplinary subject that deals with causation, process and consequences of victimization in crime and abuse of power. After completion of my studies at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, I joined Police Service of Pakistan and served in various positions in different parts of the country. I have witnessed worst form of victimization in crime, terrorism and abuse of power. In 2006, I completed MSc. Criminology at LSE, U.K but my academic interests changed after attending an international seminar on victimology at United Nations Far East Institute of Crime Prevention, UNAFEI, Japan. Now, I have a passion to introduce this demanding subject in Pakistan. We do not have a single text yet written on this subject and there is not a single national institution working on victim’s issues of compensation, restitution, protection, participation, medical health , resettlement and much more to see the faces and feelings behind the often quoted statistical numbers of human casualties and injured by acts of terrorism. We have laws to protect criminals and terrorists but do not have basic instruments for victims’ rights.
Here, I should appreciate the efforts by Mr. Tahir Wadood Malik to start with a network for survivors/ victims of terrorism in Pakistan but a lot of work is yet pending. Almost all developed or even some developing countries have victimological forums to record the counter- narratives by victims.
Let us speak truth to terror with him.