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International Institute for Digital Forensic Science and Technology (22IDFST)

Address: Street # 11/1, Kenya Market, Block 07, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, Pakistan

Tel no. +92-21-34182071, Cell No. +92 315 2002232, Email: info@idfst.edu.pk, Web: www.idfst.edu.pk

International Institute for Digital Forensic Science & Technology

INTRODUCTIONOF22IDFST:

For the first time in Pakistan International Institute for Digital Forensic Science and Technology is offering the Digital Forensic education at the Basic, Advance and Expert level. International Institute for Digital Forensic Science & Technology will keep functioning for the betterment law enforcement agencies, specially judiciary for its quick justice for public interest and economic viability for public at large.

2IDFST will play an integral role in the criminal justice system.This Institute will support law enforcement agencies (Police, Rangers, NAB, FIA, CPLC and etc.) in meeting the expectations of Government and community. The Institute will strive connecting the crime scene and judicial system through the development and delivery of impartial expert scientific opinion evidence. This Institute will educate resolving complex criminal cases and will be a bridge in providing easy access to criminal justice system with its advanced curriculum.This Advanced Digital Evidence Educational System will be a value added to the conventional evidence system of Pakistan.This Institute will impart digital forensic education to the new generation of students who have the aptitude and desirous of joining this exciting and newly emerging subject in Pakistan.

This Institute is committed to provide qualitative digital forensic education with state of the art facilities and will play its crucial role in economic strengthening of Pakistan. This Institute will create new job opportunities and provide a clear career path towards specialization to the students undertaking such programs. Inter-alia qualified manpower will be available to the public and private sector in various fields as applications of digital forensic science are not limited to criminal law, and can include civil law, product liability, medical integrity, highway safety, environmental protection, consumer protection and national security.

Presently, many universities are providing courses/programs ranging from BSc. (Hons), Masters, M.Phil and Ph.D in various subjects like Bio-chemistry, Bio-informatics, Physics and chemistry etc related to forensic science in one context or another. Availability of digital forensic studies program at a suitable level can provide a clear platform for dedicated digital forensic science studies for a career start.Similarly, the police forces and law enforcement agencies will have a growing demand in future for inducting digital forensic analysts/experts to make their investigations more effective, objective and scientific in nature rather than to rely on the existing obsolete methodology and technology.

This Institute will range all laws e.g. Prevention of Electronic Crime Evidence Ordinance 2007, Investigation for Fair Trial Act  2012, Prevention of Electronic Crimes Acts 2016 (PECA, Cyber Crime) will adopt any future legislation as well.

Vision:

To disseminate the knowledge of Digital  Forensic Science to the society for serenity in life through different levels of courses / programs including Certificate to Post Graduate Diploma.

Mission:

To contribute knowledge through the pursuit of   Digital Forensic Education, Learning, and Research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Objective:

  • Establishing Digital Forensics as formal course of studies.
  • To strengthen LEAs and Judiciary through Digital Forensic Evidence.
  • Acquainting students with international standards in Digital Forensic methodologies.
  • Meeting  futuristic demands of forensic expertise .
  • Expanding the horizon of DFS using Information Communication Technology(ICT) based knowledge.
  • Innovations through Research & Development.
  • Enhancing HR for Demanding Opportunities.

Executive Summary

International Institute  for Digital Forensics Science & Technology, Academics

International Institute  for Digital Forensics Science & Technology being the first Digital Forensic Science Institute  of its kind in Pakistan, the establishment of this Institute  is a milestone and pride for Pakistan. This Institute will play an integral role in the criminal justice system. It will support law enforcement agencies (Police, Rangers, NAB, FIA, CPLC and etc.) in meeting the expectations of Government and community.

International Institute  for Digital Forensics Science will strive to connect the crime scene and judicial system through the development and delivery of impartial expert scientific opinion evidence.

This Institute for Digital Forensics Science may assist in solving criminal cases; however, investigation homicide, rape, kidnapping for ransom, target killing, extortion and arson are those which will not only be benefited this Institute  but also the easy access to criminal justice system.

This Advanced Digital Evidence System will be a value added to the conventional evidence system and offer hands on training like Mobile Phone Forensic, Network Forensic, Crime Pattern Analysis, Computer Forensic, Audio Forensic, Database Forensic, Geo Fencing, Video Forensic, Cyber Crime, Crime Scene Investigation, Anti Money Laundering and Forensic Audit.

Digital Forensic Programs @ 2IDFSTwill Short / Advanced Courses in Digital Forensics.

Accomplishment of this Institute  as stated above requires Financial & Human Resource support(highly qualified and experienced professional human resources) from Government. Judiciary also adjudicated in Constitutional Petitions of Appellate Jurisdiction, Supreme Court, Constitutional Petitions of High Court and Constitutional Petitions of Original Jurisdiction, Supreme Court.

InternationalInstitute  for Digital Forensics Science & Technology, Research & Service

The proposal under consideration is the Research & Service International Institute  for Digital Forensics Science & Technology. This would be the first research & service Institute  of its kind in Pakistan.

Being the first Research & Service Institute  in the field of Digital Forensic Science in Pakistan, your honor is requested to pay your kind attention in the establishment of this Institute  and this action of yours will be a milestone and pride for Pakistan.

This Institute will play an integral role in the criminal justice system. It will support law enforcement agencies (Police, Rangers, NAB, FIA, CPLC and etc.) in meeting the expectations of Government and community.

This Research & Service Institute  in the field of Digital Forensics Science will strive to connect the crime scene and judicial system through the development and delivery of impartial expert scientific opinion evidence.

The Institute for Digital Forensics research and services will assist in solving criminal cases; however, investigation homicide, rape, kidnapping for ransom, target killing, extortion and arson are those which will not only be benefited this Institute  but also the easy access to criminal justice system.

This type of Advanced Digital Evidence System will be a value added to the conventional evidence system. This Institute  will provide services like Mobile Phone Forensic, Network Forensic, Crime Pattern Analysis, Computer Forensic, Audio Forensic, Database Forensic, Geo Fencing, Video Forensic, Cyber Crime, Crime Scene Investigation, Anti Money Laundering and Forensic Audit. 

Research & Service Institutewill render its research services in latest technologies, email, whatsapp, viber, imo, Analysis of IP Traffic, Tango etc.  This will also produce research based analysis for Judiciary and Law Enforcement Agencies. Finally the establishment of such Institute  of dire needs shall improve precise criminal detection facilities for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in the jurisdiction as determined by competent authority and also enhance LEAs capacity through modern scientific tools, training and equipping them with latest criminal investigation techniques. This will also help in achieving public trust in the criminal Justice System of the country.

Accomplishment of this Institute  as stated above requires Financial & Human Resource support (highly qualified and experienced professional human resources) from Government. Judiciary also adjudicated in Constitutional Petitions of Appellate Jurisdiction, Supreme Court, Constitutional Petitions of High Court and Constitutional Petitions of Original Jurisdiction, Supreme Court.

  1. Forensic Programs @ 2IDFST

Introduction

Forensic Science Program is a proposal if considered, reviewed and approved will be launched. 2IDFST will provide forensic education and will make its program pragmatic in conjunction with Forensic Science Laboratory. This FSP will standardize in precise criminal detection and also to enhance the capacity of law enforcement agencies through modern scientific tools, training and equipping them with latest criminal investigation techniques. This will help in achieving public trust in the criminal Justice System of the country.

Forensic science program will play an integral role in imparting and disseminating forensic education in this region. FSP will enable students how to connect crime scene and judicial system through the development and delivery of impartial expert scientific opinion evidence.

2IDFST will vigorously step ahead to establish the latest and well equipped laboratories and other related infrastructure and assuring to be the best facilitator of criminal justice system.

Unfortunately the province of Sindh is severely devastated by criminal actions like extortion, kidnappings for ransom, activities of terrorism, corporate crimes and fraudulent activities. In the current changing global scenario and emerging issues of crime, terror control and security in Pakistan in general and in Sindh in particular, the need for a lead agency and efficient forensic service provider is greater as never before. In this prospect, 2IDFST will aim at serving the country to its best ability by providing the best quality education in this regard.

We will definitively create a difference in this regard and highly appreciate the support and assistance from government offices, international donors and partners in efforts to make this project a success.

Program Descriptions

FSP will focus primarily on education and training in disciplines, traditionally and generally associated with the work of forensic science laboratories, commonly refer to as criminalities.

Current Programs

  • Computer Forensic
  • Mobile Forensic
  • Location Tracking
  • CCTV Forensic
  • Network Forensic
  • Database Forensic
  • Cyber Crime
  • Audio Visual Analysis Training
  • GPS Forensic
  • Geo Fencing (Mobile Tower Data Analysis)
  • Crime Scene Investigation

Future Programs

  • Vehicle Examination
  • DNA Evidence Consideration Training
  • Forensic Photography
  • Narcotics
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Trace Evidence
  • Polygraph
  • Firearm and Tool mark Training
  • Latent Finger Print Training
  • Explosives
  • Forensic pathology
  • Question Documents Training
  • Medico legal Death Investigation Training

Current Programs

Computer Forensic

Computer forensics is a branch of  digital forensic science pertaining to legal evidence found in computers and digital storage media. The goal of computer forensics is to examine digital media in a forensically sound manner with the aim of identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing and presenting facts and opinions about the information.

Computer forensics will be an important and integral part of 2IDFST pertaining to legal evidence found in computer systems and digital storage medium. It is to perform forensic investigation on digital evidence while maintaining the documented chain of custody so that it can be presented as evidence in the court of law.

Scope of Computer Forensics

  • Scientific examination and analysis of Digital Storage Media for example hard drives, Flash Memory, Floppy Disks, CD/DVD etc.
  • Forensic Analysis of Mobile phones and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs).
  • Forensic Examination of standalone/ networked computers after a break-in, for example, to determine how the attacker gained access and what the attacker did.
  • Retrieve/acquire evidence from digital media.
  • Recovery of deleted digital data in case of damaged hardware that may have evidentiary value.
  • Recovery of deleted digital data in case of software failure that may have evidentiary value.
  • Forensic Analysis of retrieved and/or submitted media.
  • To provide expert testimony on resultant analysis on Agency cases in the Court.
               MOBILE FORENSICS  
      
Mobile  device  forensics is  abranch  of digital  forensicsrelating  to  recovery  of digital

evidence or data from a  mobile device under  forensically sound conditions. The phrase mobile device usually refers to  mobile phones; however, it can also relate to any digital device that has both internal memory and  communication ability, including  PDA devices,  GPS devices and  tablet computers.

NETWORK FORENSICS

Network forensics is a sub-branch of digital forensics relating to the monitoring and analysis of computer network traffic for the purposes of information gathering, legal evidence, or intrusion detection. Unlike other areas of digital forensics, network investigations deal with volatile and dynamic information. Network traffic is transmitted and then lost, so network forensics is often a pro-active investigation.

DATABASE FORENSICS

Database forensics is a branch of digital forensic science relating to the forensic study of databases and their related metadata. The discipline is similar to computer forensics, following the normal forensic process and applying investigative techniques to database contents and metadata.

Today almost all applications use high performance databases to deal with data. So the database security community is coming up with a number of different techniques and approaches to assure data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. But it is observed that digital attacks are targeting the databases ensuing database security breaches and threats. The outcome is that the existing laws / regulations are specifying investigations and response to security breaches or policy violations. This gives rise to the need for database forensics which satisfies this demand. Organizations must, therefore, consider their incidence response policies carefully, which are part of their overall security policies. 

CYBER CRIME

Cybercrime is a bigger risk now than ever before due to the sheer number of connected
people and devices.

You often hear the term ‘cybercrime’ bandied about these days, as it’s a bigger risk now than ever before due to the sheer number of connected people and devices. But what is it exactly? In a nutshell, it is simply a crime that has some kind of computer or cyber aspect to it. To go into more detail is not as straightforward, as it takes shape in a variety of different formats. We’ve put together this guide with some interesting and often alarming facts, to make it a little easier to digest:

Cybercrime: The facts

  • Cybercrime has now surpassed illegal drug trafficking as a criminal moneymaker
  • Somebody’s identity is stolen every 3 seconds as a result of cybercrime
  • Without a sophisticated security package, your unprotected PC can become infected within four minutes of connecting to the Internet.

Criminals committing cybercrime use a number of methods, depending on their skill-set and their goal. Here are some of the different ways cybercrime can take shape:

  • Theft of personal data
  • Copyright infringement
  • Fraud
  • Child pornography
  • Cyberstalking
  • Bullying

As you can see, cybercrime covers a wide range of different attacks, that all deserve their own unique approach when it comes to improving our computer’s safety and protecting ourselves. Symantec draws from all the different interpretations of cybercrime and defines it concisely as “any crime that is committed using a computer network or hardware device”.

The computer or device may be the agent of the crime, the facilitator of the crime, or the target of the crime. The crime may take place on the computer alone or in addition to other locations. The broad range of cybercrime can be better understood by dividing it into two overall categories, defined for the purpose of this research as Type I and Type II cybercrime. Let’s take a look at them both:

Audio / Visual Analysis

Audio / Visual Analysis Unit will deal with the scientific examination, comparison and/or evaluation of audio and video evidence in legal matters. The Audio Visual Analysis Department will be equipped with latest forensic tools for audio and video analysis which are used all over the world in Forensic Community. This will also cover the following:

  • Clarification of Audio evidence using different noise reduction and other algorithms.
  • Clarification of Video evidence for identification and association of different events happened by video surveillance systems.

Analysis of images extracted from video evidence using forensic enhancement and clarification tools.

Video forensics is the scientific examination, comparison and/or evaluation of video in legalmatters. Video forensics reliably digitizes video tape footage onto a computer system, be able to de-multiplex or separate camera views from multiplexed  CCTV footage, convert digital video from DVR (Digital Video Recorder) devices into digital video formats usable for forensic analysis. Video forensics also performs clarification techniques such as  frame  averaging, highlight someone or something of interest in the video, enlarge portions of the video for areas of interest, measure heights of individuals or distances between points seen in the video.

GPS FORENSICS

Modern Global Positioning Systems (GPS) devices are capable of storing vast amounts of navigational data in the form of maps, track lines, waypoints, routes, and more. Some of this data is captured and stored automatically by the device whenever it is in use. Other data is manually entered by the GPS user. In the hands of a law enforcement investigator, the data can be used as devastating evidence in a courtroom setting. GPS Forensics provide law enforcement officers with a foundation for recovering evidence from GPS devices and preparing it for courtroom presentation.

GEO FENCING

A Geo-Fence is a virtualperimeter for a real-world geographic area. A Geo-Fence could be dynamically generated—as in a radius around a store or point location, or a Geo-Fence can be a predefined set of boundaries, like school attendance zones or neighborhood boundaries.

The use of a geo-fence is called Geo-Fencing, and one example of usage involves a location-aware device of a location-based service (LBS) user entering or exiting a geo-fence. This activity could trigger an alert to the device’s user as well as messaging to the geo-fence operator. This info, which could contain the location of the device, could be sent to a mobile telephone or an email account.

Crime Scene Investigation Unit

The process of using physical evidence at crime scene and the use of reasoning to gain knowledge of events surrounding the crime is referred to as Crime Scene Investigation. Crime scene investigation is multidisciplinary field and involves a systematic search of the crime scene as well as the identification, processing and collection of physical evidence.

Processing the crime scene

  • Photography
  • Sketching
  • Documentation
  • Audio Recording
  • Video Recording

Collection of evidence

  • Physical evidence
  • Biological Evidence
  • Trace Evidence
  • Impression Evidence
  • Packaging and sealing of evidence
  • Maintaining Chain of Custody forms

Death Scene Investigation

  • Aiding in the determination of the Cause, Manner and Mechanism of Death
  • Photographing and Documenting the body
  • Aiding in the Estimation of the time of death

Reconstructing the scene

  • Blood Spatter Analysis
  • Projectile Trajectory Determination
  • Creating a replica of the crime scene in Lab to test hypotheses
  • Determining the number of people involved
  • Determining the sequence of events

FUTURE PROGRAMS @ 2IDFST

Vehicle Processing

  • Serial Number Restoration
  • Crash Determination

Vehicle Examination Laboratory

The vehicle examination laboratory has a number of different vehicles available for examination. They are used to simulate a range of crimes including theft from vehicles, vehicle accidents and situations where a vehicle has been used in committing a crime. This laboratory provides following services to assist law enforcement agencies:

  • Examination of chassis frame and chassis number of vehicle
  • Examination of engine number of vehicle
  • Serial number analysis and restoration
  • Analysis regarding digits of chassis/engine/serial number are genuine, self-punched or otherwise.

Activities:

  • Vehicle examination casework
  • Quick, credible reports and computerized database
  • Preparation of SOPs for Vehicle Examination Unit
  • Involved in forensic awareness seminars arranged for Police, Prosecutors, Armed Forces and other Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Delivered lectures and presentation on Serial Number Analysis in “Police and Prosecutors Cooperation Training” 
  • Local and foreign training of technical staff

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) can be obtained from biological specimens left at crime scenes such as murder, aggravated battery, sexual assault, hit and run, burglary, etc. The biological specimens most often encountered include blood evidence, seminal fluid, or saliva. In serology, these body fluids are identified and, if needed, the biological material is then further tested utilizing DNA analysis (STR or short tandem repeat analysis). In additional to blood evidence, the crime laboratory will conduct serological examinations on other body fluids. The examination most frequently requested is for the identification of semen in connection with sexual assault cases. The third body fluid that is tested for is saliva. Certain items of evidence may contain saliva (Bacall cells). These exhibits may be used for DNA analysis and include such items as cigarette butts, drinking straws, soda/beer cans, masks, bottles, etc.

Determination of the type and characteristics of blood, blood testing, bloodstain examination, and preparation of testimony or presentations at trial are the main job functions of a forensic serologist, who also analyzes semen, saliva, other body fluids and may or may not be involved with DNA typing. It must be recognized, however, that in many crime labs, there may be no clear distinction between job title and job function.

There’s no substitute for Forensic Serology, whether for medical or forensic purposes. Blood’s presence always links suspect and victim to one another and the scene of violence. Bloodstain patterns tell a lot about position and movement during the crime, who struck whom first, in what manner, and how many times.

The Crime Laboratory Analysts will identify biological materials and determine species of origin. The Crime Laboratory Scientists will receive, secure, handle, inventory, return and preserve physical evidence collected in criminal investigations and submitted to the crime laboratory for examination or analysis. The basic principle of Forensic Serology in the modern forensic lab is to locate, identify the body fluid stains (such as blood, semen, saliva, vaginal secretions etc.) and save for the purpose of DNA analysis. There is no crime in the world which can be committed without leaving any trace behind. On the basis of this principle, forensic serologist’s job is to find, locate and identify the body fluids and other traces. “Failure of not finding the physical evidence at the crime scene does not mean that it is not present, physical evidence is always present when humans are not. Physical evidence cannot lie and purge itself when human are. Physical evidence is factual and can never be absent from the crime scene. (Prof. Locards)” Failure of not finding the physical evidence due to the lack of training can diminish its value. That is why the state of the art training is very important and integral part of this project.

Forensic Photography

Forensic Photography will be equipped with the state of the art digital image capturing and processing equipment, Forensic Photography unit acts as a custodian of the repository of digital imaging data captured by itself and the constituent forensic labs of the agency. Forensic Photography Unit provides the photographic services which include but are not limited to photo-documentation and digital image processing and analysis. It also offers expert testimony on resultant images and the findings of all technical analysis of digital media relating to criminal cases, and any other cases. These services are offered to all law enforcement agencies whoever is interested within the province of the Sindh and other provinces of the country, as and when needed in from all over Pakistan.

The main roles of the Forensic Photography Unit are as follows:

  1. It assists the Forensic Scientists in criminal investigation process by providing digital images in the desired form through careful photo documentation and processing of the relevant images.
  • It assists the Forensic Pathologists in ascertaining the cause and manner of death by performing photographic analysis on media collected and submitted by the Laboratory Staff or local law enforcement agencies. It also performs photographic analysis on media as requested by other law enforcement agencies conducting medico-legal death investigations or criminal investigations.
  • It assists in the judicial process through creation of photographic prints, exhibits, and electronic files to be used by the Forensic Scientists of the Laboratory in criminal investigations.
  • It assists in the judicial process by testifying in Courts of Law, to the content of any image, the results of any and all analysis conducted, and the conclusions contained within the reports generated by the Forensic Photography Unit.

Narcotics

This Unit will provide two primary services: analysis of illegal or restricted drugs and analysis of blood, breath, and beverage samples for alcohol content. Methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana are the most common types of drugs submitted for testing. Blood and urine samples will be analyzed in the laboratory for alcohol contents. This will also serve as the Appellate Lab for Drugs and Food cases registered under the relevant laws in the province.

Toxicology

Forensic toxicology is the medico- legal investigation of death, poisoning, and drug use. Postmortem Forensic toxicology determines the absence or presence of drugs and their metabolites, chemicals such as ethanol and other volatile substances, carbon monoxide and other gases, metals, and other toxic chemicals in human fluids and tissues, and evaluates their role as a determinant or contributory factor in the cause and manner of death.

The mission of Forensic Toxicology unit is adherence to international standard operating procedures, provision of professional and un-biased scientific services to the community in the field of forensic analysis of toxic substances. Aim is the use of latest techniques and technologies to obtain accurate and reliable results and their interpretation.

The forensic toxicologists are trained in latest instrumentations used all over the world including

  1. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometery (gc-ms)
  2. Gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (gc-fid)
  3. Gas chromatography-nitrogen phosphorous detector (gc-npd)
  4. Gc-mstox analyzer
  5. High pressure liquid chromatography (hplc)
  6. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa)
  7. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ftir)
  8. Thin layer chromatography (tlc)
  9. Co-oximeter
  10. Chemistry analyzer
  11. Atomic absorption spectroscopy
  12. Solid phase extraction

Services provided by forensic toxicology unit are:

  1. Identification of toxic substances.
  2. Screening and confirmatory tests for toxic substances.
  3. Quantification of toxic constituents.
  4. Expert witnessing in criminal and civil courts.
  5. Research and development in the field of forensic toxicological analysis.
  6. Training in forensic toxicology.

Trace Evidence

Trace Chemistry

The Trace Chemistry unit will analyze a wide variety of evidence types. Debris from an explosion or a fragment of an explosive device can be used to identify which type of explosive might have been used. Paint and glass from a hit-and-run accident or a burglary can be compared to see if evidence left at the scene can be tied to a suspect.

Numerous other types of evidence, such as hair and fiber can be analyzed by the Trace Chemistry section. Quite often a comparison is performed between an unknown and a known substance to determine if they could have shared a common origin. Several analytical tools are utilized by the trace chemist. The stereo microscope is used for close visual examinations and for preliminary chemical spot testing.

Analytical instruments are used to make comparisons and identifications. Some of the instrumentation used in the Trace Chemistry section includes gas chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, mass, spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis.

Polygraph

A polygraph (popularly referred to as a lie detector) is an instrument that measures and records several physiological responses such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration and skin conductivity while the subject is asked and answers a series of questions, on the theory that false answers will produce distinctive measurements. The polygraph measures physiological changes caused by the sympathetic nervous system during questioning. Several other technologies are also used in the field of lie detection, but the polygraph is the most famous. An example of a different method which is commonly used is a device which monitors the response of the individual’s eye. If the iris contracts suddenly, this could indicate that the person is lying.

Firarm & Tool Marks

Firearms and Tool Marks Identification

It is an empirical comparative analysis that can determine if a striated or impressed mark was produced by a particular tool.

Services

  1. Examination of submitted firearms to determine manufacturer, model, Caliber, serial number, and functionality.
  2. Examination of evidence bullets and cartridge cases to determine (with submitted firearms) if either or both were fired in or from the firearms.
  3. Examination of evidence ammunition to determine the manufacturer, bullet type, and country of origin (where manufactured).
  4. Examination of submitted tools in conjunction with evidence tool-marks or silicone casts to determine if the tool was used to create the tool-mark.
  5. Restoration of altered, modified, or obliterated serial numbers.
  6. Analysis of gunpowder patterns on a variety of evidence, using submitted firearms and ammunition to determine the distance from the muzzle to the point of impact.
  7. Shooting scene reconstruction using trajectory analysis to determine the sequence of two or more events in a particular incident utilizing information derived from the physical evidence.
  8. Shotgun Shots Pattern Analysis to determine the distance of the shooter from the target.

Firearms &Tool-marks Lab

Firearms &Tool-marks program of 2IDFSTwill be a very significant program of the International Institute for Digital Forensics Science & Technology. The Firearms/Tool-marks program will impart facility for examining cases across the province and country or any other referred cases. The experts possess the required qualifications and training will train to devise protocols & SOPs. The experts will give training in recognition / maintenance / operations / assembling & disassembling of small firearms from Police Lines. This program will provide following services to assist law enforcement agencies:

  • Bullet Comparison
  • Cartridge Comparison
  • Working condition of Firearm
  • Range Determination
  • Pattern Analysis
  • Wound Ballistics
  • Gunshot Residue Detection and Analysis
  • Tool-marks Identification and Comparison

Activities:

  • Examining and reporting cases of firearms and toolmarks
  • Preparation of SOPs for Evidence collection, preservation, transportation and receiving at laboratory
  • Preparation of SOPs for Ballistics Lab
  • Involved in forensic awareness seminars arranged for Police, Prosecutors, Armed Forces and other Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Indigenous and foreign training of technical staff

Latent Finger Prints

Introduction:

Thousands of years ago, Chinese used thumbprints on legal documents and on criminal confessions. It is perhaps the first sign of recognition that a person’s fingerprints are unique.

The use of fingerprints in the identification of criminals is the most frequently applied technique in forensic science. Fingerprints offer a powerful means of personal identification and still remain the most commonly used forensic evidence worldwide. No two individuals possess the same fingerprints. Because of this, fingerprints are an excellent means of identification. Moreover, while other visible human characteristics change – fingerprints do not change.

The Latent Fingerprint Department will be fully equipped Labs and high-quality scientific services are provided. It will ensure that all examinations and documentations will be done in compliance with guidelines as provided by any regulatory authority.

Services offered by Lab:

  • The highly quality scientific services offered by the Lab are:
  • Scientific examinations in the area of friction ridge analysis and comparison of latent finger and palm prints.
  • Comparison of the patent fingerprint impressions in the property cases.
  • Development and processing of latent finger and palm prints.
  • Report the findings and provide expert testimony relating to these examinations in the legal proceedings.
  • Establish the identity of the unknown deceased persons.
  • Record legible finger and palm prints.
  • Provide training and forensic field support to the law enforcement community.

Finger Print Lab

Fingerprinting is still the most reliable and easy way for criminal identification.  Fingerprints offer a perfect means of personal identification. Fingerprint section consists of two scientific officers and one scientific assistant. After necessary indigenous, foreign and extensive in-house training, the section is now capable of working on criminal as well as civil cases of fingerprint comparison. This lab provides following services to assist law enforcement agencies:

  • Fingerprint identification and comparison
  • Latent print enhancement
  • Recognition and classification of fingerprint patterns
  • Analysis and examination of finger, palm and foot print impressions recovered from crime scene and assessment of their suitability for comparison

Explosives Lab

The Explosives Section deals with the use of physical sciences and other disciplines including explosive science, fire and explosion investigation and risk analysis to help resolve issues in relation to civil and criminal law. Explosives section is also capable enough to provide training to different law enforcement agencies’ personnel which can be helpful for them to collect evidences from explosives scene in proper way. This lab will provide following services to assist law enforcement agencies:

  • Identification of explosive residues (post blast debris)
  • Identification of unknown explosive/hazardous material (pre blast)
  • Calculation of quantity of explosive used
  • Nature of Explosion (IED, VBIED, SUICIDE, etc.)
  • Identification of the triggering/initiation mechanism
  • Analysis of components of explosive devices
  • Examination of deactivated explosive devices
  • Electronic circuit analysis
  • Estimation of epic Institute

Activities:

  • Explosives casework in collaboration with different agencies
  • Preparation of SOPs for Explosives Lab
  • Study regarding the role of forensic science in explosive analysis
  • Involved in forensic awareness seminars arranged for Police, Prosecutors, Armed Forces and other Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Indigenous and foreign training of technical staff

Pathology

Forensic pathology is a branch of Pathology concerned with determining the cause of death by examination of a dead body. The autopsy is performed by the pathologist at the request of the medico-legal authorities usually during the investigation of criminal law cases and civil law cases. Forensic pathologists are also frequently asked to confirm the identity of a cadaver (dead body or a corpse).

The forensic pathologist is a medical doctor who has completed training in anatomical pathology and who has subsequently sub-specialized in forensic pathology. He performs autopsies/post mortem examinations to determine the cause of death. The autopsy report contains an opinion about : The pathologic process, injury, or disease that directly results in or initiates a series of events which lead to a person’s death (also called mechanism of death), such as a bullet wound to the head, exsanguinations due to a stab wound, manual or ligature strangulation, myocardial infarction due to coronary artery disease, etc.), and the ‘manner of death’, the circumstances surrounding the cause of death, which includes:

  • Homicide
  • Accidental
  • Natural
  • Suicide

Examines and document wounds and injuries, both at autopsy and occasionally in a clinical setting. Collects and examines tissue specimens under the microscope (histology) in order to identify the presence or absence of natural disease and other microscopic findings such as asbestos bodies in the lungs or gunpowder particles around a gunshot wound.

Collects and interprets toxicological analyses on bodily tissues and fluids to determine the chemical cause of accidental overdoses or deliberate poisonings. Forensic pathologists also work closely with the Toxicologist, medico-legal authorities for the investigation of sudden and unexpected deaths.

Questioned Document

Questioned document examination is the forensic science discipline pertaining to documents that are (or may be) in dispute in a court of law. The primary purpose of questioned/forensic document examination is to answer questions about a disputed document using a variety of scientific processes and methods. Many examinations involve a comparison of the questioned document, or components of the document, to a set of known standards. The most common type of examination involves handwriting wherein the examiner tries to address concerns about potential authorship.

A document examiner is often asked to determine if a questioned item originated from the same source as the known item(s), and then present their opinion on the matter in court as an expert witness. Other common tasks include determining what has happened to a document, determining when a document was produced, or deciphering information on the document that has been obscured, obliterated or erased. Questioned document examination is also concerned with reconstruction of burnt or torn documents that might be considered important in a civil or criminal investigation.

Questioned Document Lab

The primary purpose of questioned document examination is to counter questions about a disputed document using a variety of scientific processes and methods. The staff is highly trained in their section and now taking cases from different Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan. This section provides following services to assist law enforcement agencies:

  • Analysis and assessment of characters of signature, handwriting, typewriting and printed documents
  • Paper and ink examination
  • Examination of rubber stamps
  • Assessment of documents for alteration, addition or obliteration
  • Examination of charred documents
  • Examination of indentation marks or other marks

Programs are:

  1. Short/ Advanced Certificate Courses in Digital Forensic Science
    1. One year Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Forensic Science
    1. Basic Level Course in  Digital Forensic Science
    1. Advance Level Course in Digital Forensic Science
    1. Expert Level in Digital Forensic Science
    1. Research in Digital Forensic Science

Curriculum

CELL PHONE – (MOBILE) FORENSICS 

Mobile  device  forensics is  abranch  of digital  forensicsrelating  to  recovery  of digital

evidence or data from a  mobile device under  forensically sound conditions. The phrase mobile device usually refers to  mobile phones; however, it can also relate to any digital device that has both internal memory and  communication ability, including  PDA devices,  GPS devices and  tablet computers.

Course Contents:

Introduction and Basics of Cell Phone Forensics; A brief history of the development of mobile phone technology; The history of mobile phone forensics; The mobile phone forensics process; PDA Forensics; Digital Evidence Handling for Cell Phones and SIM Cards; SIM Card Cloning; Call History Recovery; Deleted SMS Recovery; Evidence in Mobile Phone Systems; Mobile Storage Media; Forensic analysis of mobile phone internal memory; Digital Camera Forensics; Advanced Cell (Mobile) Phone Forensics; Mobile phone forensics case studies; Tools used in Mobile and SIM Card Forensics; Expert Opinion Report Writing
Ethics for the Expert Witness

Cyber Forensics, Cyber Crimes, Cyber Security & Cyber Law 

 CYBER SYLLABUS

Course Contents / Topics:

Computer and Cyber Forensic Basics- Introduction to Computers, Computer History, Software, Hardware, Classification, Computer Input-Output Devices, Windows, DOS Prompt Commands, Basic Computer Terminology, Internet, Networking, Computer Storage, Cell Phone / Mobile Forensics, Computer Ethics and Application Programs, Cyber Forensic Basics- Introduction to Cyber Forensics, Storage Fundamentals, File System Concepts, Data Recovery, Operating System Software and Basic Terminology.

Data and Evidence Recovery– 

Introduction to Deleted File Recovery, Formatted Partition Recovery, Data Recovery Tools, Data Recovery Procedures and Ethics, Preserve and safely handle original media, Document a “Chain of Custody”, Complete time line analysis of computer files based on file creation, file modification and file access, Recover Internet Usage Data, Recover Swap Files/Temporary Files/Cache Files, Introduction to Encase Forensic Edition, Forensic Tool Kit (FTK) etc, Use computer forensics software tools to cross validate findings in computer evidence-related cases.

Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws- 

Introduction to IT laws & Cyber Crimes – Internet, Hacking, Cracking, Viruses, Virus Attacks, Pornography, Software Piracy, Intellectual property, Legal System of Information Technology, Social Engineering, Mail Bombs, Bug Exploits, and Cyber Security etc…

Cyber Forensics Investigation- Introduction to Cyber Forensic Investigation, Investigation Tools, eDiscovery, Digital Evidence Collection, Evidence Preservation, E-Mail Investigation, E-Mail Tracking, IP Tracking, E-Mail Recovery, Encryption and Decryption methods, Search and Seizure of Computers, Recovering deleted evidences, Password Cracking

Cyber Security- Introduction to Cyber Security, Implementing Hardware Based Security, Software Based Firewalls, Security Standards, Assessing Threat Levels, Forming an Incident Response Team, Reporting Cyber crime, Operating System Attacks, Application Attacks, Reverse Engineering & Cracking Techniques and Financial Frauds

Cyber Forensics:

Computer and Cyber Forensic Basics-

Introduction to Computers, Computer History, Software, Hardware, Classification, Computer Input-Output Devices, Windows, DOS Prompt Commands, Basic Computer Terminology, Internet, Networking, Computer Storage, Cell Phone / Mobile Forensics, Computer Ethics and Application ProgramsCyber Forensic Basics-Introduction to Cyber Forensics, Storage Fundamentals, File System Concepts, Data Recovery, Operating System Software and Basic Terminology, Data Recovery Procedures and Ethics, Preserve and safely handle original media, Document a “Chain of Custody”, Complete time line analysis of computer files based on file creation, file modification and file access, Introduction to Encase Forensic Edition, Forensic Tool Kit (FTK) etc, Use computer forensics software tools to cross validate findings in computer evidence-related cases.

Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws– 

Introduction to IT laws & Cyber Crimes – Internet, Hacking, Cracking, Viruses, Virus Attacks, Pornography, Software Piracy, Intellectual property, Legal System of Information Technology, Social Engineering, Mail Bombs, Bug Exploits, and Cyber Security etc…

Cyber Forensics Investigation- Introduction to Cyber Forensic Investigation, Investigation Tools, eDiscovery, Digital Evidence Collection, Evidence Preservation, E-Mail Investigation, E-Mail Tracking, IP Tracking, E-Mail Recovery, Encryption and Decryption methods, Search and Seizure of Computers, Recovering deleted evidences, Password Cracking,Introduction to Cyber Security, etc…

FORENSIC SCIENCE AND FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHY – SYLLABUS

Course Contents:

 Introduction to Forensic Science, Ethics, Rules and Procedures; Investigating and Processing Physical Evidence, The Microscope and Forensic identification of Hair and Fibers, Toxicology, Forensic Medicine, DNA and Serology, Questioned Documents and Handwriting, Fingerprints, Tool marks and other impressions, Firearms, Arsons, Explosives and the Investigation of Bombings (Ballistics), Introduction to Crime, Criminology and Laws; Theories of Criminology; The Criminal Justice System; Criminal Profiling etc

Fundamentals of Photography, Choosing your Camera, Use of natural light and portrait photography, Crime scene photography, Micro and Macro photography, Color Photography, Advanced Digital Photography Techniques, Crime Scene Sketching and Digital Photography, Photography Effects, Post Processing, Introduction to Photoshop, What makes a good photograph?; Photography Glossary…

CYBER LAW – SYLLABUS:

Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws-

Introduction to IT laws & Cyber Crimes – Internet, Hacking, Cracking, Viruses, Virus Attacks, Pornography, Software Piracy, Intellectual property, Legal System of Information Technology, Social Engineering, Mail Bombs, Bug Exploits, Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Security etc…

Cyber Crime Investigation

Introduction to Cyber Crime Investigation, Cyber Forensics, Investigation Tools, eDiscovery, Digital Evidence Collection, Evidence Preservation, E-Mail Investigation, E-Mail Tracking, IP Tracking, E-Mail Recovery, Encryption and Decryption methods, Search and Seizure of Computers, Cyber Forensics Tools and Softwares, Recovering deleted evidences, Password Cracking etc…

DISK IMAGING AND e-DISCOVERY – SYLLABUS

Course Contents:

Introduction,  Basic Terminologies, Important Tools, Disk Imaging,  Write Blockers. Keyword Searching, E-Mail Recovery, Document Search, Deleted File Recovery, User Activity and History tracking, Working on Duplicate Media, Working on Live System, Methods and Procedure, Presentation of Evidence, Explanation of certain errors found, Expert Witness, Report Writing

FORENSIC AUDIO AND VIDEO ANALYSIS – SYLLABUS

Course Contents / Topics:

Intro. and Basic of Forensic Sciences, Chain of Custody, Locard’s Principle, Crime Scene Investigation, Evidence Act, Introduction to Cyber Forensics, Various Types of Cyber Crimes, Digital Image Authentication, Use of Cyber Forensics for Image, Audio and Video Examination / Recovery, Introduction to Forensic Video & Audio Analysis, A basic understanding of forensic video technology, Legal concepts regarding Digital Multi-Media Evidence, Digitizing, playback and analysis of video, Application of video evidence in the legal setting, Recovery of digital video / Deleted Video & Audio Files recovery, Scientific methodology of forensic video analysis, Exporting evidence as video or still image files, Video and Audio Evidence handling procedures, Digital image processing, Audio Analysis Methodology, Speech and Noise Characteristics, Audio Clarification Principles, Voice identification, Author identification, Forensic phonetics, Speaker identification, Voice spectrograph, Tools and Softwares used in Video and Audio Analysis, Noise Reduction Tools, Photo Analysis, Ethics for the Expert Witness etc…

Anticipated Launch Date: Immediately:

The propose to create a new Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology, to  offers a considerable opportunity for Digital Forensic Science to grow.

Key points:

• Expected 4-year enrollment: 500 or more

• Can offer in Academic Year 2020-21

• Not a law degree

• Curriculum takes advantage of some existing courses in Law

Career Opportunities

After the successful completion of  degree in Digital Forensic Science, students can make their professional careers in Law Enforcement, Judicatory, Cooperate, Network Security etc.

List of minimum requirements for

Institute of Dogotal Forensic Science and Technology

(Approximately for 200 or more students)

I-   Basic requirements/Space

(HEC General Criteria for Establishment of Degree Awarding Institute)

  • 8 lecture rooms
  • 1 seminar room
  • 1 library cum Reading room with Photocopier
  • 1 committee room
  • Teacher Students ratio 1:10

II-Laboratories:

  1. Digital Forensic Science Laboratory
    1. Computer Forensic Science Laboratory
    1. Mobile Forensic Laboratory
    1. Database Forensic Laboratory
    1. Network Forensic Laboratory
    1. Geo Fencing Laboratory
    1. Crime Scene Laboratory
    1. Cyber Crime Laboratory
    1. 04 Computer Laboratory

III-   Requirements for technical and Professional Staff

            a) Numbers

            One Consultant in each Lab.

            One Registrar at least in each Lab.

            One Lab Assistant at least in each Lab.

IV-   Faculty Requirement

Director: Prof. Dr. Qa,ar ul Arafeen

V-Common Requirements

Computer laboratory having a capacity of 50 students

Girls common room (as per HEC criteria)

Boys common room (as per HEC criteria)

Library

Staff room

Prayer room

Stores Required

Washrooms for

            a) Male and female Teachers

            b) Boys and girls.

VI- Offices / Administration Requirement

            OFFICES No.

            Chairman office 1

            Co/Chairman office 1

            Clerical offices 1

            Staff room 1

            Rooms for Faculty

SCHEME OF STUDIES

BS (4-YEAR) PROGRAMME IN FORENSIC SCIENCE

BS (DIGITAL FORENSIC SCIENCE )

ITY AND DIGITAL FORENSICS)

Those who have taken the HSSC or an equivalent examination and are awaiting result are also eligible to apply. The four-year undergraduate programs of full time study are divided into eight semesters.

Program Info

Learning Outcomes

By the time of graduation, the students develop an ability to:

  1. Developed core Computing foundation according to international standards.
  2. Ability to analyze security, ethical, & privacy issues, and devise solutions.
  3. Ability to apply appropriate techniques for minimizing risks, and react appropriately to security breaches.
  4. Ability to investigate network, system software, application software, mobile, and cyber security breaches.
  5. Ability to align computer security best practices with organizational needs.
  6. Ability to convert understanding to innovations
  7. Ability to undertake graduate level studies and research
  8. Developed effective communication, management and leadership skills

Award of Degree

For the award of BS (BS Digital Forensics) degree, a student must have:

  • Passed courses with a total of at least 130 credit hours, including all those courses that have been specified as core courses
  • Obtained a CGPA of at least 2.00

Offered Campuses

Main Campus Korangi, Karachi                    City Campus, Clifton, Karachi          

Eligibility:

  • At least 60% marks in SSC (Matric) or an equivalent examination (such as O-levels) AND
  • Should have studied for HSSC or an equivalent qualification, for at least two years AND
  • Should have EITHER
    • studied Mathematics at the HSSC or equivalent level. OR
    • pass HSSC level Mathematics exam within one year of admission, conducted by any one of the following:
    • Local Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education
    • A recognized Foreign Board (Oxford, Cambridge, etc.)
    • NUCES (FAST)

Selection Criteria:

Candidates having passed SSC exam, and then followed the HSSC route

  • 50% weight to marks obtained in SSC AND
  • 50% weight to marks obtained in HSSC-I Exams

Candidates having passed O-level exam, and then followed the HSSC route

  • 50% weight to IBCC equivalent score x 1.1 AND
  • 50% weight to marks obtained in HSSC-I Exams

Candidates having passed O-level exam, and then followed the A-level route

  • 100% weight to IBCC equivalent marks (for O-level) x 1.1

Candidates having taken NTS-NAT IE exam

  • Cut-off marks in the NTS-NAT IE exam to be determined by the University

Candidates having taken SAT examination

  • Combined score of 1,000 or more in the SAT-I examination AND
  • At least 550 in the SAT-II (Math Level IIC) examination.

Tentative Study Plan

Sr. NoCourse NameCrdt Hrs.
Semester 1
1Intro to Forensic Science1
2Intro Digital Forensic Science3+1
3Calculus & Analytical Geometry3
4Physics – I3
5Pakistan Studies3
6English Composition & Comprehension2+1
Sr. NoCourse NameCrdt Hrs.
Semester 2
1Intro to Mobile Forensic Science3+1
2Intro to Computer Forensic3+1
3Differential Equations3
4Islamic & Religious Studies3
5Communication & Presentation Skills2+1
Sr. NoCourse NameCrdt Hrs.
Semester 3
1Data Structures & Algorithms3+1
2Discrete Structures3
3Cyber Crime Laws3
4Information Security Laws and Standards3
5Social Science Elective3
Sr. NoCourse NameCrdt Hrs.
Semester 4
1Database Forensic3+1
2Network Forensic3+1
3Pakistan Study3
4Skill Development3
5Linear Algebra3
Sr. NoCourse NameCrdt Hrs.
Semester 5
1Computer Networks3+1
2Software Engineering3
3Digital Forensic Tools and Techniques3+1
4CSDF Elective – 13
5Social Science Elective – I3
Sr. NoCourse NameCrdt Hrs.
Semester 6
1Advance of Digital Forensic Science3
2Digital Evidence Analysis3
3Advance Technique of Cyber Crime3
4Probability & Statistics3
5Technical Report Writing3
Sr. NoCourse NameCrdt Hrs.
Semester 7
1Advance Mobile Phone Forensic3
2Project – I3
3Advance Computer Forensic Technique3+1
4Project – II3
5Social Science Elective – II3
Sr. NoCourse NameCrdt Hrs.
Semester 8
1Geo Fencing3
2Crime Scene Investigation3
3CSDF Elective – 43
4CSDF Elective – 53
5Final Year Project3

PG DIPLOMA IN CRIMINOLOGY AND

FORENSIC SCIENCE

CURRICULUM & COURSE STRUCTURE

SEMESTER – I

Hard Core                                                                              Credits

Introduction to Digital Forensic Science                        4

Cyber Crime Law                                                          4

Computer Forensic                                                        4

Mobile Phone Forensic                                                  4

Comprehensive Viva                                                     2

                                                                                                          18

SEMESTER – II

Hard Core                                                                              Credits

Digital Forensic Science Investigation                                               4

Network Forensic                                                                             4

Database Forensic                                                                             4

Geo Fencing Technique                                                           4

Comprehensive Viva                                                               2

                                                                             18 ——————- Total Credits 36

COURSETITLE

Digital Forensic

Certified Digital Forensic Examiner (CDFE)

(Basic Level)

International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology

This Course is intended for participants who deals with cases related to Digital Forensic evidence. This Course will explain how to identification, extract, Process, analyze, document and presentation of evidence from Digital devices.

Terminal Objectives

  1. To study digital forensic science
  2. To analyze digital forensic devices
  3. To collect evidence from digital devices
  4. To collect evidence from digital devicesfor the court of law.
  5. To know the methodology  of interpreting techniques 
  6. To get benefit from the application of Pattern Analysis.
  7. To experience hands-on practice on exploring and analyzing Focus Area.

Who should attend?

  1. Incident response team members
  2. Law Enforcement officers
  3. Armed Forces
  4. Judges
  5. Lawyers
  6. Prosecutors
  7. Bankers
  8. Corporate Managers
  9. Fund Managers
  10. Financial Stock Market Brokers
  11. Dealing in Commodity Exchange
  12. Security Analyst / Advisor
  13. Ministry of Law
  14. IT Department Personnel of Academy
  15. Anyone interested in Cellular Phone Location Techniques

Nature of the course: Moderate Level

Duration:                    10 Days

Credit Hours:             80 Hrs

Weekdays:Monday – Friday 

Time slots:       09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

11:30-11:45 Tea Break

13:00 to 14:00 Namaz/ Lunch Break

15:30 to 15:45 Teal Break

Course Materials:                              Available

Classes Commencing from:              Very soon

Course Goal:

This Course is an opportunity for qualified and experienced digital forensic examiner for their skill level to understand. This Course provides individuals with both knowledge and skill level expertise for courtroom testimony.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to;

•           Analyze any type of digital devices.

•           Determine if the event recorded is from this crash.

•           Identify the user pattern analysis.

•           Extraction data from digital devices 

•           How to identifying data

•           How to create evidence to get closing and impact.

•           Mobile phone forensic techniques

•           Computer Forensic techniques

•           CDR Analysis

•           Geo Fencing

•           SIM forensic techniques

•           Cyber crime

•           CCTV forensic

Methodologies:

Lecture and hands-on training usage of all related technology will be employed during this course. Students should be prepared to real problems and case study during the course, in all-weather situations.

Course Requirements:

100% attendance is required at all Course delivery times and locations. This training will be conducted rain or shine.

Registration Process: 

Fee Structure Rs. Per Participate

LectureSequence:

Course:IntroductionTo Digital Forensic Science 
Term:  
Subject:IntroductionTo Digital Forensic Science 
Assessment:Assignment50% ClosedBook50%Tracking 
Lecturer:  
CoreText:  

COURSE SCHEDULE

DayLectures and TopicsTime
Day 01Digital Forensic Science Introduction to Digital Forensic Science09:00 to 17:00  
Day 02Mobile Phone Forensic09:00 to 17:00
Day 03Computer Forensic09:00 to 17:00
Day 04Call Detail Record  (CDR) Analysis09:00 to 17:00
Day 05Geo Fencing09:00 to 17:00
Day 06Cyber Crime09:00 to 17:00
Day 07Network Forensic09:00 to 17:00
Day 08Database Forensic09:00 to 17:00
Day 09Audio/Video Forensic09:00 to 17:00
Day 10Internet Protocol Details Record (IPDR)09:00 to 17:00

National Action Plan

(NAP)

National Action Plan (NAP)


One: Implementation of death sentence of those convicted in cases of terrorism.

Around a hundred people have been hanged. For the record: Over the past four years, 14,115 persons in terrorism-related cases were acquitted and 10,387 were granted bail. Imagine: a hundred hanged, 24,502 acquitted or bailed out!


Two: Special trial courts under the supervision of the army. By utilizing various tools, techniques & algorithmevidences may be collected from digital devices (mobile phone, computer, internet, social media etc.) to reduce the large number of acquittal cases related with terrorism.  This may help for quick decision making for the honorable courts under lights of extracted evidences.

Three: Militant outfits and armed gangs will not be allowed to operate in the country. Identifying national & international links and the prevailing national & international links of suspect(s)/facilitator(s) with any of militant outfits and armed gangs. Analyzing with the help of patterned communications they indulge in. Finally report dissemination to all competent authorities.


Four: Nacta, the anti-terrorism institution will be strengthened. The following functions of NACTA may also be made effective by  giving series of trainings related with data analysis like Mobile Phone Forensic, Computer Forensic, Video Forensic, Cyber Crime, Network Forensic, Database Forensic and Geo Fencing Pattern & Techniques.

(a) To receive and collate data or information or intelligence, and disseminate and coordinate between all relevant stakeholders to formulate threat assessments with periodical reviews to be presented to the Federal Government for making adequate and timely efforts to counter terrorism and extremism;

(b) To coordinate and prepare comprehensive National counter terrorism and counter extremism strategies, and review them on periodical basis;
(c) To develop action plans against terrorism and extremism and report to the Federal Government about implementation of these plans on periodical basis;

(d) To carry out research on topics relevant to terrorism and extremism and to prepare and circulate documents;

(e) To carry out liaison with International entities for facilitating cooperation in areas relating to terrorism and extremism;

(f) To review relevant laws and suggest amendments to the Federal Government; and

(g) To appoint committees of experts from Government and non-Government organizations for deliberations in areas related to the mandate and function of the Authority.


Five: Strict action against literature, newspapers and magazines promoting hatred, decapitation, extremism, sectarianism and intolerance. Establishment of centralized database and the data(information of imam, talibeilm, normal & abnormal activities to be uploaded on continuum basis) to be linked at the level of Police Station for further effective analysis.

Six: All funding sources of terrorist and terrorist outfits will be frozen.

  1. Implement AML, close coordination with Banks, Real-Estate  agents
  2. Foreign funding
  3. Masjid, Madresa Banks accounts

Seven: Defunct outfits will not be allowed to operate under any other name.

  1. Complete details, Database of outfits
  2. Networks
  3. Patterns

Eight: Establishing and deploying a dedicated counterterrorism force.

By imparting and inculcating this knowledge we may have such trained force.

Nine: End to religious extremism and protection of minorities will be ensured.

The IOs at police station level may be trained in analyzing the collected data.

Ten: Registration and regulation of religious seminaries.

  1. Registration
  2. Information Imam, Mozin, Maderssa staff, students
  3. Call Patterns
  4. Call Analysis

Eleven: Ban on glorification of terrorists and terrorist organizations through print and electronic media.

Identifying of sources of printing and continuous tracking and filtering of messages on either media.

Twelve: Administrative and development reforms in Fata.

Thirteen: Communication network of terrorists will be dismantled completely. Progress: Status quo. First to identify the ways / channels of communication networks, Analysis of Networks, Evaluation of effective Networks to be dismantled.

Fourteen: Concrete measures against promotion of terrorism through internet and social media.

Identifying of sources of electronic media and continuous tracking and filtering of messages on the media.

Fifteen: No room will be left for extremism in any part of the country.
With the help of all above measures the extremism will have no room in any part of the country.

Sixteen: Ongoing operation in Karachi will be taken to its logical end.

With the help of all above measures the ongoing operation will expedite to logical end.

Seventeen: Balochistan government to be fully empowered.
Balochistan government may be fully empowered by intelligence sharing and Intelligence analysis of those elements working in this city against Balochistan and they may also be trained to combat this field of challenge.

Eighteen: Action against elements spreading sectarianism.

Maintaining Database at Police Station level in coordination with centralized database system will also help in not spreading or controlling sectarianism.

Nineteen: Formulation of a comprehensive policy to deal with the issue of Afghan refugees. An estimated three million Afghan refugees in Pakistan, of which 55,000 have gone back.

Twenty: Reforms in criminal courts system. Progress: Zero.
Digital Forensic will ease the criminal justice in criminal courts by exploiting all tools & techniques  with these respects.

REFERENCE

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN

(Appellate Jurisdiction)

Present:

Mr. Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja

Mr. Justice Dost Muhammad Khan

Mr. Justice Qazi Faez Isa

Civil Petition No.1282 of 2014

(Against the order dated 20.06.2014 of Lahore High Court,

Rawalpindi Bench passed in Writ Petition No.1194 of 2014)

Haider Ali & another                                                            Petitioner(s)

VERSUS

DPO Chakwal & others                                            Respondent(s)

For the Petitioner(s):                                                  Syed Rafaqat Hussain Shah, AOR with

Haider Ali petitioner No.1

On Court’s notice:

For the Federation:                                                     Mr. Sohail Mehmood, Dy. Attorney General,

Syed Nayab Hassan Gardezi, ASC/Standing Council

For Govt. of Balochistan:                                           Mr. Tariq Mehmood Butt, Prosecutor General

Mr. Muhammad Ayaz Khan Swati, Addl. AG

Syed Parvaiz Akhtar, Dy. Prosecutor General

For Govt. of KPK:                                                      Mr. Mujahid Ali Khan, Addl. AG

For Govt. of Punjab:                                                  Mr. Razzaq A. Mirza, Addl. AG

Ch. Zubair Ahmed Farooq, Addl. PG

For Govt. of Sindh:                                                    Mr. Shehryar Qazi, Addl. AG

Date of hearing: 04.09.2015

ORDER

Jawwad S. Khawaja, CJ.- The facts of this case are all too typical for our criminaljustice system. A party to a family dispute, which appeared to be of a civil nature, filed acompliant with the police to allegedly pressurize the other party. The police initially(presumably in good-faith) rejected the complaint. The party then attempted to have thecase registered through the Justice of Peace. This application was also denied. Thereafter, awrit petition was filed, on the basis of which the High Court ordered investigation of thecase. What culminated thereafter was a series of appeals and petitions taking the matterright up to the Supreme Court.

2. When the case came up for hearing before us, the unsatisfactory state of affairs wasapparent. We were perplexed to note that the police failed to register the FIR on theCP 1282 of 2014.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN

(Original Jurisdiction)

PRESENT:

MR. JUSTICE IFTIKHAR MUHAMMAD CHAUDHRY, CJ

MR. JUSTICE MIAN SHAKIRULLAH JAN

MR. JUSTICE TASSADUQ MR. HUSAIN JILLANI

MR. JUSTICE JAWWAD S. KHAWAJA

MR. JUSTICE TARIQ PARVEZ

MR. JUSTICE MIAN SAQIB NISAR

MR. JUSTICE EJAZ AFZAL KHAN

MR. JUSTICE IJAZ AHMED CHAUDHRY

MR. JUSTICE MUHAMMAD ATHER SAEED

CONSTITUTION PETITIONS NO. 77 TO 85 & 89 OF 2011

& CMA NO. 5505/2011 IN CONST. P. 79 OF 2011

[Constitution Petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution

regarding alleged Memorandum to Admiral Mike Mullen by Mr.

Husain Haqqani, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United

States of America]

Watan Party                                                                                       … PETITIONER

[CP 77/2011]

M. Tariq Asad Advocate Supreme Court                                     … PETITIONER

[CP 78/2011]

Muhammad Nawaz Sharif                                                         … PETITIONER

[CP 79/2011]

Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar & another                                 … PETITIONERS

[CP 80/2011]

Iqbal Zafar Jhagra & another                                                    … PETITIONERS

[CP 81/2011]

Lt. General ® Abdul Qadir Baloch & 2 others                                      … PETITIONERS

[CP 82/2011]

Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan & another                        … PETITIONERS

[CP 83/2011]

Syed Ghous Ali Shah & 2 others                                               … PETITIONERS

[CP 84/2011]

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN

(Original Jurisdiction)

PRESENT:

Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, CJ

Mr. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali

Mr. Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany

Mr. Justice Amir Hani Muslim

Mr. Justice Ghulam Rabbani

SUO MOTU CASE NO. 16 OF 2011

[Suo Motu Action regarding law and order

situation in Karachi]

AND

CONSTITUTION PETITION NO. 61 OF 2011

Watan Party & another                                                         … PETITIONERS

VERSUS

Federation of Pakistan & others                                     … RESPONDENTS

Petitioner:                                          Barrister Zafarullah Khan, ASC

(Const. P. 61/2011)

On Court notice:          Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq, Attorney General for Pakistan

Syed Ashiq Raza, DAG

Mr. M. Shoaib Shaheen, DAG

Raja Aleem Abbasi, DAG

Ms. Asma Jehangir, ASC/President SCBA

Mr. Anwar Mansoor Khan, Sr. ASC/President, SHCBA

Mr. Abdul Fattah Malik, AG Sindh

Mr. Shahadat Awan, P.G. Sindh

Mr. Wajid Ali Durrani, I.G.P, Sindh

Mr. Saud Ahmad Mirza, Addl. I.G. Sindh

Mr. Anwar Subhani, Legal Consultant

For Province of Sindh: Mr. Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, Sr. ASC

[assisted by Mr. Abdul Sattar Pirzada, Adv.]

For the Federation:      Dr. Babar Awan, Sr. ASC

Mr. A.S.K. Ghouri, AOR

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN

(Original Jurisdiction)

Present:

Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, CJ.

Mr. Justice Amir Hani Muslim

Suo Moto Case No.18 of 2011

And C.M.As No.4823-4825, 4916 & 4820/2011

And H.R41939 of 2011

(Irregularities and Non-Payment of Salaries/Pension to

Pakistan Railways employees)

On Court Notice:                 Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq, AGP

For Pakistan Railways:Rai Muhammad Nawaz Kharal, ASC

Mr. M. Naeem Malik, GM, MTS

Mr. Ahsan Mehmood Mian, Addl. G.M,

Mr. Muhammad Tariq Khan, CME/WQ

Mr. Shafiqullah, Secy, Railways Board

Mr. M. Azam Ghafoor, Chief Controller

Mr. M. Ashraf Lanjaar, Director (LA)

For NAB:                            Mr. Akbar Tarar, Addl. P.G. NAB

Mr. Fauzi Zafar, ADP, NAB

In C.M.A 4820/2011: Nemo

In CMA 4823/2011:              Mr. Salman Akram Raja, ASC

With Sheikh Rashid Ahmed,

Former Minister, Railways

In CMAs 4824,4825/11:        Mr. Zulfiqar Ahmad Butta, ASC

& 4902/2011

In CMA No.4916/11:            Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Sr. ASC

In CMA 5088/11:                 Mr. Hafeezullah Cheema, ASC

in person

In CMA 5225/11:                 Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, MNA/ Chairman

Standing Committee on Pakistan Railways

Date of hearing:          30.11.2011

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN

(Original Jurisdiction)

Present

Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, CJ.

Mr. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain

Mr. Justice Tariq Parvez

SUO MOTO CASE NO. 15 OF 2009 A/W

CMAs. 4928-4929/2009 & 1989 & 1998/2010.

(Corruption in Pakistan Steel Mills Corporation)

AND

CONST. PETITION NO. 30 OF 2010

(Wattan Party vs. Federation of Pakistan)

AND

H.R.C NOs.13922-S, 14156-S & 12664-P/2010

(Applications of Ahmed Hussain and Asif Khawaja)

For the petitioner :                                                      Barrister Zafaullah Khan, Sr. ASC.

(in Const. P.30/2009)                                                 Mr. Arshad Ali Ch. AOR.

On Court Notice :                                                       Mr. Dil Muhammad Alizai, DAG.

For Pak. Steel Mills :                                                   Mr. Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim, Sr. ASC.

Mr. M.S. Khattak, AOR.

Mr. Waseem Ahmed, CEO.

Mr. Qamar Mehmood Sindhu, Dy. GM.

Raja Aviz Mehmood,

Chief Law Officer.

For Ex-Chairman, PSM :                                            Mr. Suleman Aslam Butt, ASC.

(Mr. Moin Aftab).

For Riaz Lalji :                                                            Mr. Mansoor-ul-Arfeen, ASC.

For M/o Industries :                                                    Mr. Gul Muhammad Rind, Secy.

Mr. Abdul Ghaffar Somoro, Ex-Secy.

SMC.15/09, etc.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR DIGITAL FORENSIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (2IDFST)

First expert meeting to execute International Institute for Digital Forensic Science and TechnologyProf. Dr. Muhammad Qaisar, VC, University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Khalid Iraqi, Dean  Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Shamsuddin, Advisor to VC, University of Karachi, Dr. Nadeem Mehmood, Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi, Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, International Institute for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, Mr. Shamim Ahmed, Additional Registrar, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Mr. Aftab Alam, Expert,Mr. Syed Irfan Zaidi, Expert, and Syed Jaffar Abbas, Expert.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaisar, Vice Chancellor  University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Shamsuddin, Sh. Parvez Iqbal, Ex-Dy Director General, Intelligence Bureau, Government of Pakistan, Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, In charge Institute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, University of Karachi, Mr. Ammar Jaffri, Ex-Additional Director General, Federal Investigation Agency, Islamabad, Mr. S. Irfan Zaidi, Expert, Mr. Michael Fowle, nuix, Sydney, Australia, Mr. Udo Lorenz, PROCITEC, Germany, Mr. S. Shahid Ali burney, CEO, Swiss Suppliers GmbH

Prof. Dr. Qaiser, Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi along with Mr. Ammar Jaffri, Ex-Additional Director General, Federal Investigation Agency, Islamabad and Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, In charge Institute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, University of Karachi.

Prof. Dr. Khalid Iraqi, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Karachi, is presenting souvenir to Mr. Ammar Jaffri, Ex-Additional Director General, Federal Investigation Agency, Islamabad on imparting valuable knowledge about E-Sindh Vision 2025.

Panoramic vision of all participants on the occasion of E-Sindh Vision 2025.

Historical First meeting of Founding Members of Board of E Sindh. Highly Skilled Professionals joined hands together for a cause. All on this table Insha Allah make it happen.

CYBER CRIME WORKSHOP

Understanding the Real Cyber Crime

Security, Threats, Identification and Prevention

·         Why to secure your information ?

·         This workshop resolves all your confusions !

·         Don’t miss this important workshop !

·         What you can do to protect yourself ?

·         Who is responsible for your organizations data ?

·         Should  we really be worried about cyber attacks ?

·         I am not IT Person !  How do i secure my data ?

·         Does it really matter for me ?

Date :  01 February 2018

Time :  09:30

Arts Auditorium

University of Karachi

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Cyber Crime Workshop Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director, International Institute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, University of Karachi alongwith  Prof. Dr. Ajmal Khan, Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi

Audience Cyber Crime Workshop

Cyber Crime Workshop Security, Threat, Identification and Preventation, Feb 2018

Cyber Crime Workshop, Questions & Answers Feb 2018

Cyber Crime Workshop Media Courage

Mr. Irfan Hussain Zaidi, Member Advisory Committee, InternationalInstitute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, University of Karachi discussed the issues related with Financial Terrorism, Forensic Auditing, Financial Crime on SAMA

Mr. Muhammad Munaf, Expert, InternationalInstitute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, University of Karachi discussed the issues related with Crime Crime, Ransamware, Ethical Hacking on  SAMA TV

Mr. Ammar Hussain Jaffri, Ex. Addl Director General, FIA, and Irfan Hussain Zaidi, Member Advosory Committee, InternationalInstitute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, University of Karachi discussed the issues related with Facebook, Crime Crime, Social Harasment, Blackmailing Bank Fraud and Ransamware on  SAMA TV

Meeting with Seemin Jamali, Executive Director, Jinnah Postgradute Medical Institute , Karachi on 10-11-2018.

Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director, International Institute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, University of Karachi, Dr. Seemin Jamali, Executive Director, JPMC, Karachi, Dr. Kausar, BMSI, Col (Rtd) Asad Chohan, Irfan Hussain Zaidi, Member Advisory Committee, 2IDFST.

Iftar dinner with InternationalInstitute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, University of Karachi Team 2018.

Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director, InternationalInstitute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Asad Ali Sheikh, Dean, FST, Ilma University, Prof Dr. Taj Phatan, University of Sindh Jamshoro

Meeting with Member Advisory committee and Experts InternationalInstitute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, University of Karachi on 26-04-2019

Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director,InternationalInstitute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, University of Karachi with Prof. Dr. Asad Ali Sheikh, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Ilma University, Karachi, Seminar on Facebook, Threat and prevention 03-05-2019.

Sheikh Pervez Iqbal, Member Advosory Committee, InternationalInstitute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, Seminar on Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai on 04-05-2019

Annual Medical Symposium 23-27 October 2019 at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Institute , Karachi awareness Seminar Cyber Crime, Facebook, Digital Forensic, Data Protection and Security, Conduct by InternationalInstitute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology.

Annual Medical Symposium 23-27 October 2019 at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Institute , Karachi awareness Seminar Cyber Crime, Facebook, Digital Forensic, Data Protection and Security, InternationalInstitute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology

Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director, Internationa Institute  for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, Karachi

On 23-11-2020 Cyber Crime Awareness Program under Continous Professonal Development (CPD) course, arranged by Office of Reasearch, Inovation and Commercialization, Mehran University of Enginnering and Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh

On Friday 03 January 2020, The Meeting with Ghulam Nabi Memon, Karachi Police chief, to strengthen scientific and research cooperation with Karachi Police regarding collection of evidence from Digital Devices. 

On Friday 03 January 2020, The Meeting with Dr. Kaleem Imam, Inspector General of Sindh Police, training and capacity building of police officer with latest tools and techniques

On the 6th of February 2020, Mr. Faizullah Korejo, Additional Director FIA Cyber Crime Cell mat  with Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director International Institute for Digital Forensic Science and Technology. The Additional Director FIA inquired about literary programs, research work and investigative learning projects that the Center would be introducing, He also was interested to seek assistance in Training of FIA Personnel help and their capacity building.

He reiterated and aimed at designing and in developing different degrees, diplomas, certificates courses and syllabus for different FIA forensic experts.

2IDFST and FIA would organize workshops, seminars, training courses, and plan and design training programs in joint venture in the field of Digital Forensic Science.

It discussed that our Society as whole has become dependent on cyber systems across the full range of human activities, including commerce, finance, health care, energy, entertainment, communications, and national defense.

It was further discussed that “The globally-interconnected digital information and communications infrastructure known as ‘cyberspace’ underpins almost every facet of modern society and provides critical support for FIA. The Pakistan economy, civil infrastructure, public safety, and national security.” Pakistan is especially vulnerable to cyber insecurity because it depends on cyber systems more heavily than most other states.

The need was felt to also have cross border associations and for the need to built a CERT as cyber insecurity is a worldwide problem, potentially affecting all cyber systems and their dependent infrastructure. Cyber insecurity can result from the vulnerabilities of cyber systems, including flaws or weaknesses in both hardware and software, and from the conduct of states, groups, and individuals with access to them. It takes the forms of cyber warfare, espionage, crime, attacks on cyber infrastructure, and exploitation of cyber systems.

On 24-09-2020*Collecting relevant data, cross-checking facts during investigation is very important to solve any case, observes Professor Dr  Qamar ul Arafeen

The Director Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technologywhile addressing the group of trainee officers, prosecutors, and investigation officers of the police department and judiciary, on Wednesday emphasized on skill development and human resource development. 

He spoke about the importance of digital forensics and its use in the contemporary industry. He informed the participants that collecting relevant data and cross-checking facts collected during investigation is very important to solve any case.

The Professor Dr  Qamar  ul Arafeen said that law enforcement agencies and police departments could investigate the cases more quickly if they get help from digital forensic experts. 

He was speaking at the one-day workshop which was organized at the request of the Sindh Judicial Academy. The workshop on digital forensics, financial and cybercrime was organized at the Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology. A group of 25 trainee officers, prosecutors, and investigation officers attended the training session. 

Prof. Dr Qamar the Director of the Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology emphasized on the use and the importance of digital forensics and cell phone forensics to search for the real criminals. The former chairman Department of Computer Science, KU, Professor Dr Aqil Burney spoke about the importance of Big Data and the use of data in forensics investigations. 

The Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology advisory committee member Syed Irfan Hussain Zaidi briefed the audience on financial crime and financial terrorism. He also shed light on the modus operandi on how and from where to start investigations on financial crime cases.  

He also described the different classification of financial crimes like frauds, electronic crime, money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery, corruption, information security, and tax evasion. 

Later, the network security expert Muhammad Munaaf categorically defined the different and latest trends in cybercrime. He briefed about the use of pirated software and the risks associated. He also described the new trends of cybercrime like the ransomware that struck the K-Electric and Sindh Police lately.

On the 7th of October, Mr. Ammar Jaffery of Digital Pakistan, Founder Cyber crime FIA NR3C, Ex. D.G. FIA and the CEO of Security Expert gave a courtesy call to the Director International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology. Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director International  Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology, PhD in Digital Forensic with 25 years of experience in training LEAs. 

Mr. Ammar Jaffery inquired about literary programs, research work and investigative learning projects that the Institute would be introducing. He also was content to know the about the professional courses that 2IDFST tends to introduce interested to offer his assistance in training of the students and professionals.

He reiterated and offered his services aimed at the capacity building with the International Institute for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, designing and in developing different degrees, diplomas, certificates courses and syllabus for different people coming from different walks of life.

2IDFST, Mr. Ammr Jaffery would be signing an MOU for the establishment of 2IDFST on the most modern lines. They will organize workshops, seminars, training courses, and plan and design training programs in joint venture in the field of  Digital Forensic, main objective being to produce amazing Human Resources for LEAs, Judiciary and Corporate Sector in pursuance of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Prof.Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen discussed about the forms of cyber warfare, espionage, crime, attacks on cyber infrastructure, and exploitation of cyber systems. More to it he also emphasized on the menace of Financial Crime and showed his concerns about the fate of Pakistan and the challenges that it faces from world community and FATF. The meeting got concluded on the decision of signing of a MOU between 2IDFST and Security Experts for the development of 2IDFST.

Mr. Ammar Hussain Jaffri, Ex. Addl. Director General, FIA, Prof. Dr. Abdul Waheed, Registrar, University of Karachi, Prof Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director, International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology, Karachi

Mr. Ammar Hussain Jaffri, Ex. Addl. Director General, FIA, Prof. Dr. Khalid Mehmood Iraqi, Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi, Prof Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director, International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology, Karachi

 *IAL crucial for socio-economic development and growth of Pakistan, observes KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi*

Due to rapid evolution and vast transformations of the business environment, the collaboration between industry and the academic world has become more important than it has ever been. The partnership between industries and varsities, which is a two-way process, always benefited both sectors.

 Serious efforts should be made to utilize the capabilities of educationists and researchers. The academia would work and benefit the established businesses through their research and development projects, by providing consultancy and most importantly solutions to existing problems of the business community while students could get internships to gain the practical know-how to match theories, and employments to students after completing their degree programs.

 The industry in the west was strengthened by academia-industry linkage, and strong linkage between the industrial sector and academia could play a vital role in tackling the key economic challenges of Pakistan. 

 These views were expressed by the Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi while talking to the delegation of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI). The meeting was held at the KU VC Secretariat. 

A 12-member FPCCI delegation was led by its Vice President Zubair Baweja and VP FPCCI Khurram Ejaz, and others were also present on this occasion.

The KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi mentioned that universities are the key economic players and commercialization of high technology products could become possible through strong academia-industry linkage.

He stressed that Industrial-academia linkage (IAL) is very crucial for the socio-economic development and growth of the country. He emphasized the placement of fresh graduates of the KU in the relevant industry and hoped that leading companies and organizations would prefer varsity’s students.

The KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi believed that the FPCCI delegation would play their roles in implementing suggestions in letter and spirit and this visit would provide job opportunities to KU students.  

Earlier, the FPCCI’s delegation was briefed by the Director International Institute for Digital Forensic Science and Technology (2IDFST), Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen on the role of the modern tools and techniques of digital forensics and stressed the need for collaboration between academia and the business community. 

He also emphasized the need for proper enhancement on the upcoming challenges of Industrial Revolution 4.0 faced by the industry like recent malware and ransomware attacks in Pakistan from abroad. 

He mentioned that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0) is the ongoing automation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices, using modern smart technology, large-scale machine-to-machine communication, and the internet of things are integrated for increased automation, improved communication and self-monitoring, and production of smart machines that could be analyzed and help in diagnosing the issues without the need for human intervention.

He also emphasized that academia and FPCCI work on war footings in pursuance to protect the National Security objectives of Pakistan. 

Meanwhile, Zubair Baweja and the delegation provided their concurrence to do the much needed to provide virtual security to the national bourgeois. He focused on the need for academia to provide quality human resources to be produced for the industry. 

The FPCCI’s convener of the committee on cyber crime and security Azam Mughal spoke on the need for the collaboration of academia and the software industry of Pakistan. One of FPCCI’s deputy conveners, Muhammad Munaf presented the idea of establishing a fully operational and practical Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) to be launched.  

The President of Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Pakistan Chapter, Hassan Hussain Ali emphasized the need for developing capable IT human resources with the help of academia. 

Later, the member Advisory Committee 2IDFST and the deputy convener of FPCCI’s cyber crime and security, Syed Irfan Hussain Zaidi, spoke on the matters of cyber and financial terrorism and the inclusion of the financial and corporate sectors in academia. 

During the meeting, the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi constituted a committee and issued instructions on the framework to devise a road map for a national CERT. He emphasized process initiation, the making of policy on human resource development, on the development of infrastructure, and making a fully operational CERT.

On 19-12-2020, *Collecting of evidence from CCTV Camera, Geo Fencing, CDR, Crime pattern Analysis, cross-checking facts during investigation is very important to solve any case, Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen*

 Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen, Digital Forensic Expert,  while addressing the group of 25  investigation officers of Karachi Police Range , Police department on Thursday and Friday two days training/ workshop emphasized on capacity building related with latest tools  and techniques. 

He spoke about the importance of digital forensics and its use in the field. He informed the participants that collecting relevant data and cross-checking facts collected during investigation is very important to solve any case.

Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen said that law enforcement agencies and police departments can  investigate the cases more quickly if they get help from digital forensic experts. 

He was speaking at the Two-day workshop which was organized at the Karachi Police Training Center. The workshop on digital forensics, CCTV Forensic, Geo Fencing and CDR. A group of 25 investigation officers attended the training session. 

Earlier, Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen emphasized on the use and the importance of digital forensics and cell phone forensics to search for the real criminals. The  the importance of Big Data and the use of data in forensics investigations. 

He also  briefed the audience on financial crimes and financial terrorism. He also shed light on the modus operandi on how and from where to start investigations on financial crime cases.  

He also described the different classification of financial crimes like frauds, electronic crime, money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery, corruption, information security, and tax evasion.

First batch 25 of Investigation officers, Law Gradguade ASI to DSP ranked, Karachi Police Range

The CCTV Forensic can assist in the identification of individuals, vehicles, date and time or determine the timeline for a sequence of events towards a criminal investigation, Prof. Dr. Qamr ul Arifeen, Pakistan’s renowned Digital Forensic Expert.

“Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen” was addressing to the 4th batch of recently inducted Law Graduate Inspector ranked investigation officers from Karachi Police Range in a training session to enhance their technological capabilities with latest tools with the awareness on digital forensics.

He further added that video footage ensuring it remains true to the original content using specialist software, equipment and recovery techniques. He informed the participants on the collection of relevant data and cross-checking procedures and facts collected during criminal investigation which is very important to solve any case. Police can investigate the cases more quickly if they get help from digital forensic experts.

Second batch 25 of Investigation officers, Law Gradguade ASI to DSP ranked, Karachi Police Range

On 24.12.2020 held meeting with Mr. Ghulam Nabi Memon, Karachi Police Chief at his office. During the meeting matters regarding new upcoming  challenges and threats especially in the coming times i.e. the year 2021 for Sindh Police came under discussion which can be dealt with Artificial Intelligence. It was also emphsizes thatArtificial Intelligence base tool and Techniques could be used for crime Pattern Analysis.

During meeting it also remained under discussion that the Digital Forensic science plays an integral role in the criminal justice system.The Digital forensic science also helpful to connect the crime scene and judicial system through the development and delivery of impartial expert scientific opinion evidence and can be used in almost all criminal cases however, investigation homicide, rape, kidnapping for ransom, target killing, extortion and arson are those which will not only be benefited from forensic science but also provide easy access to criminal justice system. This Advanced Digital Evidence System will be a value added to the conventional evidence system.At the conclusion, the CCPO conveyed his best wishes and welcomed briefing on the Digital Forensic Science.

“The One Week Training” was organized at the Karachi Police Training Center, Garden Karachi and was focused on CCTV Forensic, Geo Fencing, CDR. Crime Pattern Analysis, IMEI and IMSI. A 25 – member group of investigation officers attended the training session and a total of 100 such officers have acquired this training from Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen.

Third batch 25 of Investigation officers, Law Gradguade ASI to DSP ranked, Karachi Police Range

*125 Law Graduate Inspector Ranked Police Officers got successful training by Prof. Dr. Qamar-ul- Arifeen in Training/ Workshops organized at Karachi Police Range.*
While speaking to the 5th Batch of Police officers in the Training Session *Prof. Dr. Qamar-ul Arifeen said that the technology is used to commit more sophisticated crimes, law enforcement officers and those in the legal system are increasingly using tech tools to combat crime.* To keep the public safe and protect human life, it’s important that the criminal justice industry use cutting-edge software, tracking systems, and more.
He added that the The policing innovations shaping the future of law enforcement and those who study criminal justice today are at the forefront of life-saving technology.
He further said that the New technologies, new methods, and new ideas have brought significant change to law enforcement. Police and law enforcement agencies across the country are driving the change, pioneering creative ideas, adapting to changing contexts, and incorporating insights from officers and community partners. The innovations that are shaping the future of law enforcement begin with emerging technologies that support new concepts of operations, enabling the interventions and relationships that keep society safe.


*Prof. Dr. Qamar-ul Arifeen is a renowned academician in the field of digital forensic and has a vast hands on experience of crime patterns through mobile forensics, geo fencing, data mining, cloud computing and overall digital forensics. He has remarkable contributions for a safer Pakistan.*

Fourth batch 25 of Investigation officers, Law Gradguade ASI to DSP ranked, Karachi Police Range

*Another group of 25 Police Investigation officers got training of Digital forensics which makes a total of 150 successful trained law graduate Inspector ranked Police officers through training sessions conducted by Prof. Dr. Qamar-ul- Arifeen at Karachi Police Training Center Garden Head Quarter Karachi.*


After the completion of one-week training session Certificates were distributed by *Mr. Faizullah Korejo Additional Director FIA Cyber Crime Sindh. Mr. Faizullah Korejo is not is a cybercrime expert but also and experienced Security Expert with a demonstrated history of working in the law enforcement industry. His main area of expertise is Legal Research, Capacity Building of LEAs, Improvement in Criminal Justice System being a thorough Professional police officer he has graduated with university degree in Engineering and Criminology. Mr. Korejo has introduced latest techniques, trainings and equipment to enable NR3C which helped to curb cyber criminals and solved major internet crimes within shortest possible time.


While speaking to the 6th Batch of Police officers in the Training Session *Prof. Dr. Qamar-ul Arifeen said that the technology is used to commit more sophisticated crimes, law enforcement officers and those in the legal system are increasingly using tech tools to combat crime.


Digital Forensics is the process of preservation, identification, extraction, and documentation of digital evidence which can be used by the court of law. It is a science of finding evidence from digital media like a computer, mobile phone, server, network and database. It provides the best techniques and tools to solve complicated digital-related cases.


*Prof. Dr. Qamar-ul Arifeen is a renowned academician in the field of digital forensic and has a vast hands on experience of crime patterns through mobile forensics, geo fencing, data mining, cloud computing and overall digital forensics. He has remarkable contributions for a safer Pakistan.*

Fifth batch 25 of Investigation officers, Law Gradguade ASI to DSP ranked, Karachi Police Range

The Technological advantage in evidence collection through Mobile Forensics (IMEI, IMSI), CDR analysis, Geo Fencing, CCTV forensic and Crime Pattern Analysis has given us an edge to deal with crime and criminals as well maximum deterrence to make our country safer as never before, he added.
Such training/ Workshop to the officers from Law enforcement Agency will enhance their technological capabilities with latest tools and awareness on digital forensics.
He highlighted the significance of new techniques in digital forensics and its use in the field. He also informed the participants on the collection of relevant data and cross-checking procedures and facts collected during investigation which is very important to solve any case.

“Earlier, Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen emphasized on the use and the importance of digital forensics and cell phone forensics to search for the real criminals. The importance of Big Data and the use of data in forensics investigations. He also given an overview on Financial crimes and financial terrorism and shed light on the modus operandi on how and from where to start investigations on financial crime cases. He also described the different classification of financial crimes such as financial frauds, electronic crime, money laundering, terrorist financing

Sixth batch 25 of Investigation officers, Law Gradguade ASI to DSP ranked, Karachi Police Range

The CCTV Forensic can assist in the identification of individuals, vehicles, date and time or determine the timeline for a sequence of events towards a criminal investigation, Prof. Dr. Qamr ul Arifeen, Pakistan’s renowned Digital Forensic Expert.

“Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen” was addressing to the 4th batch of recently inducted Law Graduate Inspector ranked investigation officers from Karachi Police Range in a training session to enhance their technological capabilities with latest tools with the awareness on digital forensics.

He further added that video footage ensuring it remains true to the original content using specialist software, equipment and recovery techniques. He informed the participants on the collection of relevant data and cross-checking procedures and facts collected during criminal investigation which is very important to solve any case. Police can investigate the cases more quickly if they get help from digital forensic experts.

Seventh  batch 25 of Investigation officers, Law Gradguade ASI to DSP ranked, Karachi Police Range

Eigth batch 25 of Investigation officers, Law Gradguade ASI to DSP ranked, Karachi Police Range

Countering Extremism on Social Media is responsibility of LEAs and digital forensic experts, Prof. Dr. Qamar-Ul- Arifeen
Speaking simultaneously with the 3rd successful batch of Police officers in a training session and in a Webinar on Countering Extremism on Social Media,
Prof. Dr. Qamar-ul- Arifeen is a renowned Digital forensic expert as well as and academician and recently completed training/workshop to a batch of 70 freshly appointed Law Graduate Police Investigation officers on the rank of Police Inspectors. The training/workshop was conducted in 3 different sessions at Garden Police Head Quarters.

Earlier, Prof. Dr. Qamar-ul- Arifeen was attending a high profile webinar as a panelist titled Countering Extremism on Social Media. The webinar was organized by CSAP, PISA and NIOC National Initiative Against Organized Crime Pakistan.
During his Speech at the training session to the Police Investigation Officers, Dr. Qamar stressed that “The Digital Forensic plays a vital role in investigation process and to solve criminal cases. As has been actively involved in research and teaching activities with a hands on experience of around two and half decade in digital forensics, information security, mobile forensics, network security, cloud computing. Cyber security. His PhD was also in digital forensics from University of Karachi, with 23 research publication in national and international research journals.

Uppar School training course for Inspector, Sindh Police, at School of Information Technology and Finance, CPO, Karachi

Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director, International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology with Mr. Tariq Mughal, Principle School of IT and Finance, SPO, Karachi

Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Panelists, Digital Pakistan, SilkRoad International Hyberid Summit 2021,Cyber Security on 21st Century Silk Road

Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director, International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology alongwith Mr. Ammar Hussain Jaffri, Ex. Addl Director General FIA, r. Ali Sheer Jakrani, DIG Motorways, Sindh.

Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director, International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology as a panalist Digital Pakistan, SilkRoad International Hyberid Summit 2021,Cyber Security on 21st Century Silk Road

Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology with Syed Shahraf Ali Shah, the Chairman Board of Secondary Education Karachi Matters of concerns were discussed and the need to advancement the curriculum was also on the discussion agenda. Considering the changing trends in the world, it was brought forward that Cyber Crime and Cyber Security should be a part of curriculum and that advance subjects like Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security should be introduced to the students at an early life, this could provide double impact as the young people after realizing the grave consequences will avoid doing Cyber Crime and Pakistan will have a professional human resource standing in a few years.

On 05-05-2021, Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology met with the chairman Sindh Board of Technical Education Karachi. Matters of concerns were discussed and the need to revise the advancement curriculum, Emerging Technologies and Digital Forensic courses from gross roots was also on the discussion. Considering the changing trends in the world, it was brought forward that Digital Forensic area should be a part of curriculum and that advance subjects like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Knowledge base system should be introduced to the students at an early life, this could provide double impact as the young people after realizing the grave consequences will avoid doing Cyber Crime and Pakistan will have a professional human resource standing in a few years. In the meeting Rahmatullah Khan, Group Capt from Pakistan Airforce Airman Academy appreciated the efforts and provided his consent on the same. After the meeting MoU was also singed between International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology and between Karachi and Sindh Board of Technical Education, Karachi to jumpstart Digital Forensic Courses.

On 26-27 May 2021, Cyber Crime Awareness Course
Security, Threat, Identification, Prevention and Cyber Crime Law (PECA 2016) !

How They hurt you ?
1. Leak your private Information
2. Harassment
3. Financial Loss
4. Blackmailing
5. Leak your personal Information
6. Stalking
7. Loss your Busniess
8. Loss your Reputation
9. Impersonate you
10. How to protect yourself
11. How hackers hack you
12. Incident handling and reporting

.One week specialized training workshop for Investigation officer ASL to DSP ranked from 24-05-2021 to 29-05-2021 at Karachi Police training School, Garden Hqtrs, Karachiorganized by International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology.

24-05-2021 training workshop on Digital Forensic Investigation from 0900 to 1700 Hrs Police training School, Garden Hqtrs, Karachi organized by International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology.

25-05-2021 training workshop on Computer Forensic from 0900 to 1700 Hrs Police training School, Garden Hqtrs, Karachi organized by International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology.

The study of Computer forensics is a “discipline that combines elements of law and computer science to collect and analyze data from computer systems, networks, wireless communications, and storage devices in a way that is admissible as evidence in a court of law.”

“Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifin” addressed the training batch of Inspector and DSP ranked investigation officers from Karachi Police Range in a training session. The session has been organized by SINDH police at Police Training School Garden HQ, to enhance the technological capabilities of the officers with the latest tools and spread awareness on digital forensics.

Dr. Qamar further added that computer forensics gathers and preserves evidence from devices related to the legal matter at hand. Investigators perform a structured investigation while keeping a documented chain of evidence to ascertain what happened on the device in question and who initiated it.
Mr. Muhammad Munaf presented a detailed presentation and practical demonstration of computer forensic. He said computer forensics investigators employ many proprietary software forensic applications and techniques to examine a copy of the targeted system’s storage media, looking for hidden folders and unallocated disk space for instances of damaged, deleted, or encrypted files. If investigators find any evidence on the digital copy, it’s carefully recorded in a document called a “finding report.” This information then is verified with the original data in preparation for possible legal proceedings involving deposition, discovery, or actual litigation.

26-05-2021 training workshop on Call Detail Records and Cyber Crime Investigation from 0900 to 1700 Hrs Police training School, Garden Hqtrs, Karachi organized by International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology.

Today”s lecture was on CDR Analysis and on the process of deriving results from. CDR its processing and extracting locations of concerns and and processing of important Data for Pattern Analysis for effective and precise investigation to be presented in the court of law. It is a science of finding evidence about a criminal whose whereabouts were not known and even then traced with precision while analyzing the CDR and IPDR. It provides the best techniques and tools to solve complicated digital-related cases.

The instructor Prof. Dr. Qamar is highly respected individual in the field of digital forensic with vast hands-on experience to identify crime patterns through mobile forensics, geo fencing, data mining, cloud computing and overall digital forensics.

In the later part of the day training sessions conducted by Syed Irfañ Husain Zaidi, lecturer at the Department of International Relations University of Karachi at Police Training Center Garden Head Quarter Karachi.*

While speaking to the Batch of Police officers in the Training Session Mr. Zaidi elaborated different types of CyberCrimes and the destructive power they carry with them. He also emphasized on the need of such programs to be organized regularly as to bring about the much needed awareness to the Law Enforcement agencies. He further spoke on the different aspects of the PECA 2017.


27-05-2021 training workshop on Mobile Phone Forensic from 0900 to 1700 Hrs Police training School, Garden Hqtrs, Karachi organized by International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology.

20 police men from Sindh Police Investigation division Inspector and DSP rank officers attended training sessions headed by Prof. Dr. Qamar-ul- Arifeen*

While speaking to the Batch of Police officers in the Training Session Dr. Qamar highlighted the use of technology increment by the criminals, all sort of technics are used to commit more sophisticated crimes.

Mr. Ahmed Jamal Shamsi highligthed the importance of such course for The law enforcement officers and those in the legal system.
The Law enforcement agencies shall focus upon using tech tools to combat crime.

Today”s lecture has covered Cellular network working, functions of a mobile Phone device, connectivity to network and personal data retrieval, as in local call log, email addresses, sms record, IMEI and accessing the different applications.

with help of such data a crime solution can become highly convenient and such data can also be presented in the court of law.

It is a science of finding evidence from a cell phone. a criminal who unwanted used the device for crime assuming it can not be traced with precision while analyzing the sms logs, call logs, application usage for communication. It provides the best techniques and tools to solve complicated digital-related cases.

The individual Dr. Qamar is specialist in the field of digital forensic with vast hands-on experience to identify crime patterns through device forensics. Dr. Qamar was supported by his fellow team member Mr. Jamal Shamsi.

28-05-2021 training workshop on Geo Fencing from 0900 to 1700 Hrs Police training School, Garden Hqtrs, Karachi organized by International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology.

International institute of digital forensic science and technology and Pakistan Air Force announced 10 days specialized training workshop on Digital Forensic.

Day 01 Digital Forensic training workshop from 0900 to 1700 Hrs, Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal, Karachi

On 31-05-2021, Digital Forensics is the process of preservation, identification, extraction, and documentation of digital evidence which can be used by the court of law. It is a science of finding evidence from digital media like a computer, mobile phone, server, network and database. It provides the best techniques and tools to solve complicated digital-related cases.

* 50 officers from PAF attended training session at PAF Base Faisal, conducted by Prof. Dr. Qamar-ul- Arifeen.*


While speaking to the Batch of PAF officers in the Training Session *Prof. Dr. Qamar high lighted that the technology is now used by criminals to commit more digitally sophisticated crimes. The law enforcement officers as well as officers of Military & para-military organizations. Also those in the legal system shall focus upon using tech tools to combat crime.

The instructor Prof. Dr. Qamar is highly respected individual in the field of digital forensic with vast hands-on experience to identify crime patterns through mobile forensics, geo fencing, digital forensics, computer forensics, CDR Analysis, IPDR Analysis, Video forensic, audio forensic.

International institute of digital forensic science and technology and Pakistan Air Force announced 10 days specialized training workshop on Digital Forensic.

Day 02 Mobile Phone Forensic training workshop from 0900 to 1700 Hrs, Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal, Karachi

Cellular Phone Forensics is the method of identification, preservation, extraction, seizure, analysis, documentation and presentation of digital evidence which can be used for the court of law. It is a science of finding evidence from digital media like a mobile phone, SIM, RAM, storage area and registrar. It provides the best techniques and tools to solve complicated crime cases.


* 50 officers from PAF attended training session at PAF Base Faisal, conducted by Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen.*


While speaking to the Batch of PAF officers in the Training Session *Prof. Dr. Qamar high lighted that the technology is now used by criminals to commit more digitally sophisticated crimes. The law enforcement officers. Also those in the legal system shall focus upon using tech tools to combat crime.


Prof. Dr. Qamar taught and trained How the data got onto the smartphone, how to recover deleted mobile device data that forensic tools, how to decode evidence stored in third-party applications, how to detect, decompile, and analyze mobile malware and spyware, advanced acquisition terminology and techniques to gain access to data on smartphones, how to handle locked or encrypted devices, applications, and containers, how to properly examine databases containing application and mobile artifacts and how to create, validate, and verify the tools against real datasets.


Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen is highly respected individual in the field of digital forensic with vast hands-on experience to identify crime patterns through mobile forensics, geo fencing, digital forensics, computer forensics, CDR Analysis, IPDR Analysis, Video forensic, audio forensic.

International institute of digital forensic science and technology and Pakistan Air Force announced 10 days specialized training workshop on Digital Forensic.

Day 03 Mobile Phone Forensic training workshop from 0900 to 1700 Hrs, Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal, Karachi

* 50 officers from PAF attended training session at PAF Base Faisal, conducted by Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen.*


The study of Computer forensics is a “discipline that combines elements of law and computer science to collect and analyze data from computer systems, networks, wireless communications, and storage devices in a way that is admissible as evidence in a court of law.”


While speaking to the Batch of PAF officers in the Training Session *Prof. Dr. Qamar high lighted that the technology is now used by criminals to commit more digitally sophisticated crimes. The law enforcement officers. Also those in the legal system shall focus upon using tech tools to combat crime.


Dr. Qamar further added that computer forensics gathers and preserves evidence from devices related to the legal matter at hand. Investigators perform a structured investigation while keeping a documented chain of evidence to ascertain what happened on the device in question and who initiated it.


Prof. Dr. Qamar presented a detailed presentation and practical demonstration of computer forensic. He said computer forensics investigators employ many proprietary software forensic applications and techniques to examine a copy of the targeted system’s storage media, looking for hidden folders and unallocated disk space for instances of damaged, deleted, or encrypted files. If investigators find any evidence on the digital copy, it’s carefully recorded in a document called a “finding report.” This information then is verified with the original data in preparation for possible legal proceedings involving deposition, discovery, or actual litigation.


Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen is highly respected individual in the field of digital forensic with vast hands-on experience to identify crime patterns through mobile forensics, geo fencing, digital forensics, computer forensics, CDR Analysis, IPDR Analysis, Video forensic, audio forensic.

Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology met with Prof. Dr. Saeeduddin, The Chairman, Board of Intermediate Education Karachi. In the meeting matters of concerns were discussed and the need to revise the advancement of curriculum was felt. Emerging Technologies and Digital Forensic courses from grass roots were also in the discussion. Considering the changing trends in the world, it was brought forward that Digital Forensic area should be a part of curriculum and that advance subjects like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Knowledge based systems should be introduced to the students at an early life, this could provide double impact as the young students belonging to both the genders being taught about the cybercrime, its cracking through digital forensics, it’s repercussion and the law, will definitively make them realize the grave consequences and the youth will avoid doing Cyber Crime and Pakistan will have a professional human resource standing in a few years as well.
After the meeting MoU was also signed between International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology and Board of Intermediate Education Karachi to jumpstart Digital Forensic Courses, awareness workshop/ Seminar.

International institute of digital forensic science and technology and Pakistan Air Force announced 10 days specialized training workshop on Digital Forensic.

Day 04 Mobile Phone Forensic training workshop from 0900 to 1700 Hrs, Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal, Karachi

International institute of digital forensic science and technology and Pakistan Air Force announced 10 days specialized training workshop on Digital Forensic.

Day 05Geo Fencing training workshop from 0900 to 1700 Hrs, Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal, Karachi

International institute of digital forensic science and technology and Pakistan Air Force announced 10 days specialized training workshop on Digital Forensic.

Day 06Database Forensic training workshop from 0900 to 1700 Hrs, Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal, Karachi

*Database Forensic Investigation involves the identification, collection, preservation, reconstruction, analysis, and reporting of database incidents, Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen*


Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen, Digital Forensic Expert, while addressing the group of 50 officers from PAF attended training session at PAF Base Faisal on Monday 10 days training/ workshop emphasized on capacity building related with latest tools, digital forensic techniques and emerging technologies.

He spoke about the importance of digital forensics and its use in the field. He informed the participants that collecting relevant data and cross-checking facts collected during investigation is very important to solve any case.

Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen said that law enforcement agencies can investigate the cases more quickly if they get help from digital forensic experts.

Earlier, Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen emphasized on the use and the importance of Digital Forensics and Crime Pattern Link Analysis to search for the real criminals. The importance of Data Mining and the use of data in forensics investigations.

He also described the Database Forensic Investigation process models have been proposed to solve specific database scenarios using different investigation processes, concepts, activities, and tasks.

International institute of digital forensic science and technology and Pakistan Air Force announced 10 days specialized training workshop on Digital Forensic.

Day 07Network Forensic training workshop from 0900 to 1700 Hrs, Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal, Karachi

*Network forensic analysis concerns the gathering, monitoring and analyzing of network activities to uncover the source of attacks, viruses, intrusions or security breaches that occur on a network or in network traffic is very important. Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen*

Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arifeen, Digital Forensic Expert, while addressing the group of 50 officers from PAF attended training session at PAF Base Faisal on Tuesday 10 days training/ workshop emphasized on capacity building related with latest tools and emerging technologies.

He spoke about the importance of digital forensics and its use in the field. He informed the participants that collecting relevant data and cross-checking facts collected during investigation is very important to solve any case.


He also briefed the use of scientifically proven techniques to collect, merge, identify, examine, correlate, analyze and document digital evidence from multiple sources of digital processing and active processing in order to discover facts related to the planned intention of unauthorized persons oriented to carry out activities aimed at interrupting, corrupting or compromising system components, as well as providing information to assist in the response or recovery of these activities. He also shed light on the modus operandi on how and from where to start investigations on organized crime cases.

Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen, Director International Institute of Digital Forensic Science and Technology met with Deupty Inspector General of Police, Training Sindh

On 10.06.2021 held meeting with Mr. Imran Yaqoob, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Training Sindh, CCPO Karachi at his office. During the meeting matters regarding new upcoming emergency technology challenges and threats for Sindh Police came under discussion which can be dealt with Artificial Neural Network, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence. It was also emphsizes thatArtificial Intelligence base tool and Techniques could be used for crime Pattern Analysis.

During meeting it also remained under discussion that theDigital Forensic science plays an integral role in the criminal justice system.The Digital forensic science also helpful to connect the crime scene and judicial system through the development and delivery of impartial expert scientific opinion evidence and can be used in almost all criminal cases however, This Advanced Digital Evidence System will be a value added to the conventional evidence system.At the conclusion, the DIGP, Training conveyed his best wishes and welcomed briefing on the Digital Forensic Science.

International institute of digital forensic science and technology and Pakistan Air Force announced 10 days specialized training workshop on Digital Forensic.

Day 08Internet Protocol Detail Records (IPDR) training workshop from 0900 to 1700 Hrs, Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal, Karachi

International institute of digital forensic science and technology and Pakistan Air Force announced 10 days specialized training workshop on Digital Forensic.

Day 09Cyber Crime Investigation training workshop from 0900 to 1700 Hrs, Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal, Karachi

Cyber Crime Investigation is the method of identification, preservation, extraction, seizure, analysis, documentation and presentation of digital evidence which can be used for the court of law. It is a science of finding evidence from digital media like a mobile phone, Computer, Laptop and storage area. It provides the best techniques and tools to solve complicated crime cases.


* 50 officers from PAF attended training session at PAF Base Faisal, conducted by Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen.* While speaking to the Batch of PAF officers in the Training Session *Prof. Dr. Qamar high lighted that the technology is now used by criminals to commit more digitally sophisticated crimes. The law enforcement officers. Also those in the legal system shall focus upon using tech tools to combat crime.


The Cyber Crime plays a vital role in investigation process and to solve criminal cases. As has been actively involved in research and teaching activities with a hands on experience of around two and half decade in digital forensics, information security, mobile forensics, network security, cloud computing. Cyber security. His PhD was also in digital forensics from University of Karachi, with 23 research publication in national and international research journals.

The technological advantage in evidence collection through Mobile Forensics (IMEI, IMSI), CDR analysis, Geo Fencing, CCTV forensic and Crime Pattern Analysis has given us an edge to deal with crime and criminals as well maximum deterrence to make our country safer as never before, he added.

International institute of digital forensic science and technology and Pakistan Air Force announced 10 days specialized training workshop on Digital Forensic.

Day 10Audio/ Video Forensic training workshop from 0900 to 1700 Hrs, Pakistan Air Force Base Faisal, Karachi

PAF Base Faisal was the venue of 10 Day training workshop conducted by Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Arafeen. Which started on Monday 31 May 2021 and ended on Friday June 11 2021.
50 PAF officers’ from PAF across Pakistan have attended the orientation for which certificates are awarded by the honorable Base Commander PAF Base Faisal, Air Commodore Amir Muneer

Through out the session Prof. Dr. Qamar high lighted the digital technology adopted by the criminals how to scam and impersonate digitally to commit a crime.
Prof. Dr. Qamar made it very clear that in order to meet present day digital era challenges Digital Forensics play vital role in digital crimes. Without Digital Forensics it is impossible to combat crime committed through emerging technologies.
In same perspective the high light of course covered.
1. Digital Forensic Investigation
2. Mobile Phone forensics
3. Computer Forensic
4. CDR
5. IPDR
6. Database Forensics
7. Network Forensics
8. Geo Fencing
9. Audio / Video Forensic
10. Cyber Crime Investigation

During 10 days of session, there has been brain storming sessions among the participants to address the capacity building within the Pakistan Air Force through such courses. In principle it has been agreed upon that advanced level courses will be customized to meet the PAF requirement.
At the end of orientation session, the Honorable Base Commander Air Commodore Amir Munir acknowledged the efforts of Prof. Dr. Qamar as proactive approach for teaching with hands on activities.
Prof. Dr. Qamar high lighted that the technology is now used by criminals to commit more digitally sophisticated crimes. The Law Enforcement Agencies’ officers as well as officers of Military & para-military organizations. Also those in the legal system shall focus upon using tech tools to combat crime.
During the certificate awarding ceremony he further said new upcoming emergency technology challenges and threats for Law Enforcement Agencies which can be dealt with Artificial Neural Network, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data mining and emerging Technologies. It was also emphsizes that Artificial Intelligence base tool and Techniques could be used for crime Pattern Analysis.

The Base Commander further acknowledges the support hands on training provided by Prof. Dr. Qamar ul Aeafeen to PAF in terms of capacity building and hoped that the cooperation will continue in future.