Consultative Dialogue with Government Officials in Peshawar

Under the project ‘Community waging peace through youth and mothers peace groups’, PAIMAN organized a consultative dialogue with officers from the police department, social welfare department, local government department, FDMA, PDMA, members of NGOs, media and elected representatives on 26th August 2014 at Pearl Continental Hotel Peshawar. The objective of the meeting was to orient the important stakeholders regarding PAIMAN’s initiative for building bridges of understanding between government departments and civil society to address violent extremism in a comprehensive manner and to introduce PAIMANs concept of ‘Community Policing’ for addressing ‘Violent Extremism’. Chairing the session Mr. Akhtar Ali Shah, Home Secretary, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa highlighted that countering violent extremism is a complicated phenomenon which needs the collective attention and action of the community and the police. On this occasion, Mossarat Qadeem, Executive Director of PAIMAN said that the colossal problem of violent extremism cannot be resolved until the government and civil society work hand in hand to address it through the use of indigenous knowledge and skills.