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Judicial higher officials attend DNA training session at ICCBS-UOK


As many as 25 higher-ups of the judicial system on Wednesday attended a training session on “Use of Forensics during Investigation and Prosecution of Terrorism Cases” at the Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL), University of Karachi.

These higher-ups, including 10 judges, 10 prosecutors, and five inspectors from Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) attended the training session.

These higher-ups also paid an orientation visit to Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi.

The forensic training session was held at the request of the Sindh Judicial Academy.

Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan, in-charge Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory welcomed the participants on behalf of Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, and Coordinator General COMSTECH.

He briefed the judges about the world-class forensic DNA facility established at the ICCBS with the financial support of the Sindh Health Department. He said, “Since its establishment, SFDL is continuously providing high-quality forensic DNA reports to assist criminal and civil legal system in Sindh.”

The higher officials, in the session, also attended the lectures of the forensic experts on collection, packaging, and transportation of biological evidence for forensic DNA analysis from the crime scene.

These participants learned the best practice of crime scene management for biological evidence collection.

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