National Crises Management Cell

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National Crises Management Cell
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Agency overview
Formed 2001
Jurisdiction Government of Pakistan
Headquarters Islamabad, Pakistan
Agency executive

The National Crises Management Cell (reporting name: NCMC) is a primary domestic intelligence assessment and management institution, operational under the Ministry of Interior (MoI) under the jurisdiction of the Government of Pakistan.[2][3] Its other activities involve building efforts towards counter-intelligence, counter-proliferation, and counter-insurgency as well as assisting the government, at all levels of commands, in managing intelligence.[4]

NCMC was established in 2001 to tackle the domestic and foreign terrorism and manifestations and to rid the society of religious extremism.[4] Its influence and role in the intelligence community expanded its role in issuing warnings and formulating efforts against all kinds of threat matrix posed to the state.[4] The NCMC's current director operations is Muhammad Ehsanullah Bajwa[1]

Headquartered in Islamabad, the NCMC is responsible for electronic monitoring and aerial surveillance to enforce the law, order and security situation throughout the country. It has established computerized and electronic facilities, through an electronic system, in all four provinces.[5]

List of directors[edit]

  • 2001–03: Umar Hayat Luk[6]
  • 2003–07: Brig. Javed Iqbal Lodhi[7]
  • 2007–10: Brig. Javed Iqbal Cheema[8]
  • 2010–13: Wing Comm. Tariq Ahmad Lodhi[5]
  • 2013–14:Fareed Khan[9]
  • 2014-: Muhammad Ehsanullah Bajwa[1]

Sources and readings[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "NACTA". Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Staff writer, Staff editor-in-chief. "National Crises Management Cell" (Microsoft word). Govt. of Pakistan. Islamabad, Pakistan: Ministry of Interior (MoI). Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Gishkori, Zahid (10 October 2013). "NCMC report: Pakistan witnesses rise in rape cases". Express Tribune, 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Sehgal, Ikram (2006). "Security of Pakistan". Defence Journal, 2006 10 (3-5). HrDfAAAAMAAJ. 
  5. ^ a b Staff (24 November 2012). "National Crisis Management Cell Islamabad". Pakistan News. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Staff. "Umar Hayat Luk". NUST. Department of Political science and security studies. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Sagemony, Terrance (23 September 2013). "SC seeks affidavits from Musharraf, 10 others". Nation. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Mir, Amir (2010). The Bhutto murder trail : from Waziristan to G.H.Q. Chennai: Tranquebar Press. ISBN 9380658613. 
  9. ^ From Web Edition (August 17, 2013 - Updated 2:35PM PKT). "Islamabad standoff: Nisar forms 3-member probe committee". The News International,. Retrieved 17 January 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)


  • Hussain, Zahid (2008). Frontline Pakistan : the path to catastrophe and the killing of Benazir Bhutto (New ed.). Delhi: Penguin India. ISBN 0143064797. 
  • editors, Jianhong Liu, Bill Hebenton, Susyan Jou,. Handbook of Asian criminology. New York, NY: Springer. ISBN 146145218X. 
  • International law studies. Newport, R.I.: Naval War College. 2007. ISBN 0160800684.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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