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08 May, 2009
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It is stated with immense pleasure that the Pakistan Journal of Criminology, (Number 1, Volume 1, April, 2009) is published. The formal launching ceremony of the journal was held on May 8, 2009 at the National Police Academy, Islamabad. The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Mr. Faisal Karim Khan Kundi was the chief guest. The Commandant, National Police Academy, Mr. Mirza Muhammad Ali (PSP), the Director General, Federal Judicial Academy, Mr. Moazzam Hayat, the Country Director of UNIFEM, Ms. Alice Shackelford and the President of Pakistan Society of Criminology, Fasihuddin (PSP) spoke on the occasion. The speakers highlighted the importance and need of criminology education and criminological research in Pakistan. An academic evaluation and critical review of the journal was presented by the speakers. The launching ceremony was attended by the parliamentarians, the UN officials, diplomats, police officers, members of the judiciary, media reporters, members of the Pakistan Society of Criminology, civil society and the probationer police officers of the 11 Initiative Command Course at the National Police Academy, Islamabad. The present issue contains articles on drones attacks, poppy-cultivation, cyber crimes and suicide bombers. Those who have contributed articles and messages, and those who are on the esteemed advisory and editorial board will get a free copy, which will be sent to their addresses. The abstracts are freely available on the PSC website. Those who are interested to have a personal copy can get it from Saeed Book Bank and Mr. Books in Islamabad, London Book Agency, Saeed Book Bank and University Book Agency in Peshawar and Muneeb Book House,1 –Turner road, Lahore.