World’s second largest organisation having membership of 190 countries, Interpol, is an intergovernmental organization facilitating international police cooperation.
Interpol’s work focuses primarily on public safety, terrorism, organized crime, crimes against humanity, environmental crime, genocide, war crimes, piracy, illicit drug production, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human trafficking, money laundering, child pornography , white-collar crime, computer crime, intellectual property crime and corruption.
Ever since emergence of global threat of terrorism, which put the world’s peace at risk; Interpol has been working out to root out this menace of global terrorism. Words can’t express how saddened I am to witness disastrous fallout of wave of terrorism in Pakistan, it has engulfed 40,000 lives of civilians and 6000 security personnel in Pakistan. Terrorism is unacceptable in all religions under any circumstances. War on terror is our war and Pakistan is frontline sate in this war, we have sacrificed a lot than any other country. Every other day our police, law enforcement agencies and military personnel along with our civilian leadership are being targeted.
Terrorists have spared no section of society; we Pakistanis are biggest victims of terrorism. Our military, ISI, civilian government and law enforcement agencies own this war and they have full coordination amongst them and defence analysts are of the view that war on terror can only be fought effectively, when all countries, US and NATO in particular need to evolve joint strategy to curb this menace of terrorism. I fully endorse Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who has underlined the need for the world powers to evolve a common strategy to root out terrorism and extremism. In his address to Interpol’s 81st General Assembly Ministerial Conference in Rome Italy, the minister said despite modern gadgets, funds, state organs, law enforcement agencies, we are still have not been able to actually control terrorism. He said world powers, including NATO, Pakistan and Afghanistan are fighting terrorism but they have not been able to control the menace due to absence of common strategy. Taking this opportunity he again realised the international community that “Pakistan being a front line state in war on terror, the country suffered a lot in terms of human lives and economy.”
Being a Pakistani, I feel proud that he presented Pakistan’s case in very effective way on important forum. It is need of the hour that the Interpol also should bound all member countries to share information mutually to hit the targets. I also would like to record my protest that why has Interpol failed to arrest expats of Pakistan, who are enemies of Pakistan the separatist leaders and have been conspiring against Pakistan based in other member countries of the Interpol like Afghanistan. Mailk Sahab you are right when you say that “Pakistan and Afghanistan are fighting terrorism but they have not been able to control the menace due to absence of common strategy”.
We cannot afford fall of Balochistan, KP or Sindh, Interpol should also cooperate with Pakistan on these lines, we are facing home grown insurgency and masterminds of this insurgency are settled in palaces of our neighbouring countries. We want them to be arrested and they all should be tried according to laws of land.