March 20 SIETAR meeting--focus on Pakistan, Humphrey Fellows Chattha, Khan & Khetran speaking

General Meeting Info
Every 3rd Tuesday of each month. For the rest of 2017-18 please save these dates!

April 17th

7:00-7:15 PM Arrival & Socializing (and snacks as always!)
7:15 - 7:30 PM *NEW* Introductions and member training tips
7:30-9:00 PM Speaker

Meeting location:
Freeman Commons Room (Mezzanine Level) University of MN West Bank
301- 19th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
PARKING: available in ramp across 19th Avenue

March 2018 SIETAR Meeting - Focus on Pakistan

This month's meeting will have a culture-specific focus on Pakistan
Our Guest speakers from Pakistan will provide a short overview of the history of Pakistan as well as share their insights into Pakistani culture as they share their thoughts on some of the following questions:
What are the important aspects of history that contribute to the culture of Pakistan today?
What are key aspects of Pakistani culture and communications that would facilitate good working relations?
What are some of the regional differences in Pakistan that one might encounter?
What are three tips you might have for someone planning to travel to Pakistan or who will be working with people from Pakistan?There will be time for general Q&A at the end of the session as well.

Panelist Biographies:

Mr. Chattha serves as a District Police Officer with the Punjab Police in Gujrat, Pakistan and has over fourteen years of experience in policing. He has served as Police Chief of eleven major districts with populations ranging from 3 to 5 million. As District Police Office, he is responsible for maintaining law and order, protecting public and private property, as well as human rights and human lives within his jurisdiction. Mr. Chattha also handles human resource duties within the organization, including financial management and training. He is particularly interested in counter-terrorism issues and would like to use his Fellowship year learning how to leverage HRM tools to build the capacity of the Punjab Police in the area of counter-terrorism. Mr. Chattha holds a bachelor’s degree in European History and Political Science from the Government College of Lahore and an M.Sc. in History from Quaid e Azam University in Islamabad.

Mr. Khan is a police officer with over 12 years of experience in watch and ward, investigation, and counter-terrorism. He holds a bachelor’s degree of Medicine and Surgery from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Law from Islamia University, Bahawalpur. Mr. Khan started his career in the volatile Swat region bordering Afghanistan as a member of the core committee that looked after the affairs of the region during counter-insurgency operations in 2007. His major contribution has been his active involvement in the introduction of information technology initiatives to the Punjab Police, the second largest police force in the world. This has resulted in the digitalization of business processes and service delivery enhancement, thus transforming a 150 year-old manual system of record keeping into a robust, modern one.

Mr. Khetran is Senior Superintendent of Police in Balochistan and has over 10 years of experience in police investigations, operations and counterterrorism. He has served as Superintendent of Police in terrorism-affected and volatile districts in various parts of Balochistan. Mr. Khetran hails from the local ethnic Baloch community of one of the most isolated areas of Balochistan. During his tenure in Balochistan he successfully dealt with cases of ethnic violence, human rights violations, Baloch insurgency and religious terrorism. In terrorism affected areas, routine development projects and polio campaigns are impossible without the active participation and protection of police. Mr. Khetran has helped implement initiatives to improve police responses to these unique challenges and to develop standard operating procedures for responses to various incidents of terrorism. In his capacity as Assistant Inspector of General Operations, he supervised all law and order, and terrorism-related issues throughout Balochistan.

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