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National Programmes

  • National Civil Aviation Security Programme
  • National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme
  • National Civil Aviation Security Quality Control Programme

National Civil Aviation Security Programme

Pakistan has been successful in achieving excellence in maintaining aviation security despite continuous high threats and risks from terrorism. The National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP) contains the detailed legislation, procedures, policies, regulations and measures devised on the basis of international standards as well as additional security measures keeping in view the threat level in Pakistan. The NCASP ensures co-ordination among all the stake holders in aviation security and fully engages the national and international partners in aviation security. Strategies for risk management and countering acts of unlawful interference are also incorporated in it. The NCASP provides an overview of the following:

  • Legal framework of regulatory body of aviation security
  • Allocation of responsibilities of all the stakeholders involved in aviation security
  • Co-ordination and communication channels for interaction at national and international forums
  • Security controls and equipment being used for the screening of passengers, baggage, cargo and mail
  • Quality Control tools and procedures for ensuring the compliance with international standards
  • Management of response to acts of unlawful interference and contingency planning
  • Training and induction of personnel carrying out aviation security activities
  • Formation and Regulation of Airport Security Committee and National Aviation Security Committee

Aviation Security in Pakistan is based on a proactive and balanced approach and keeps all the elements like security, efficiency and finances in equilibrium.

National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme (NCASTP)

The objective of NCASTP is to provide a framework for the selection and training of staff involved in aviation security by stipulating the various responsibilities for ensuring these all important activities. The NCASTP also spells out the respective training related responsibilities of all entities involved in or overseeing security measures described in Pakistan NCASP. Consideration should be given to defining the different types of security training programmes and all the categories of personnel who should be subject to relevant security training according to their duties as well as the objective and the minimum duration, frequency and contents of security training. Finally, the NCASTP stipulates the means by which the effectiveness of the programme will be ensured as well as the certification procedures for National Auditors, Inspectors, Security Instructors and Screeners. The contents include:

  • Security Training Programme
  • Security Staff recruitment and selection procedures and the training requirements and career development
  • Non-security staff recruitment and selection and training requirements
  • Certification of screeners, instructors, national auditors and inspectors and managers
  • Training modules and lesson plans for CAA , ASF and other functionary courses

National Civil Aviation Security Quality Control Programme

National Civil Aviation Security Quality Control Programme is a key tool for the oversight of aviation security activities in Pakistan. It is for the identification and rectification of deficiencies in the aviation security activities in comparison with international standards and practices. It also determines the frequency of monitoring on the basis of risk management. The activities involved in quality control are:

  • Audit: It is an in depth examination of all aspects of regulated parties, existing security programmes to determine if measures are being implemented on a continual basis and to a constant standard.
  • Inspections: It is and examination for the implementation of the security measures required in NCASP by airport security force, airlines and any other entity involved.
  • Tests: It is an action which stimulates an attempt to commit an act of unlawful interference in order to assess the effectiveness of a measure. A test may be conducted overtly or covertly.
  • Surveys: It is an evaluation of the security needs, including the identification of vulnerable points which could be used to commit an act of unlawful interference and the recommendation for the implementation of remedial measures suited to the identified risk.
  • Investigation: It is the review of a security incident and its causes in order to prevent them from recurring.

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