Council of Pakistan American Chambers of Commerce
February 19, 2009
BACA TO ADDRESS ON THE CURRENT LAW AND ORDER SITUATION IN PAKISTAN AND THE RECENT ISLAMIC LAW ENFORCED IN THE NORTHERN AREAS OF PAKISTAN
Los Angeles county sheriff Lee Baca recently traveled to Pakistan immediately after the Mumbai blasts. He was the first and only high official from the United States of America who was given the maximum access to understand the operating capability, knowledge and skills of Pakistan Police. He was also given a full detailed briefing about the situation in the border areas of Pakistan by the Ministry of Interior.
Pakistan Police is a key element in the fight against terror and this visit was especially arranged on the request of them so the sheriff could evaluate the process. During his visit Mr. Baca also met the President of Pakistan, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, Ministry of Interior and other high-ranking officials and discussed the law and order situation in Pakistan. He also met with all the high-ranking officials in the police department and advised them of ways for better functioning.
For Mr. Baca’s role and contribution of helping Pakistan, Council of Pakistan American Chamber of Commerce has arranged a dinner at Hilton Hotel, Universal City on the 1st of March at 5.30 P.M where the Sherrif will highlight the purpose of his trip and his experience of the visit. Mr. Baca will also discuss about his experience in Pakistan and his observations regarding the infrastructure, operations of the Pakistani Police Department. He will also discuss of what the USA could do to help Pakistan in increasing the capabilities of its police force and discuss recent Islamic law implemented in the Northern areas and his opinion regarding that.
For more information regarding Sheriff’s Baca speech please call the Sherriff ‘s senior media adviser Mr. Steve Whitmore at (323) 573-2387
Waqar Ali Khan
Chairman, Council of Pakistan American Chamber of Commerce