AGL 5.95 Decreased By ▼ -0.13 (-2.14%)
ANL 9.26 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-1.49%)
AVN 80.82 Decreased By ▼ -0.64 (-0.79%)
BOP 5.20 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-1.33%)
CNERGY 4.86 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.82%)
EFERT 81.82 Increased By ▲ 0.27 (0.33%)
EPCL 53.94 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.11%)
FCCL 14.29 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-0.76%)
FFL 5.93 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-1.98%)
FLYNG 7.44 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-1.59%)
FNEL 4.95 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-1%)
GGGL 9.18 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-1.5%)
GGL 16.51 Decreased By ▼ -0.19 (-1.14%)
HUMNL 6.14 Increased By ▲ 0.45 (7.91%)
KEL 2.77 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.72%)
LOTCHEM 30.81 Increased By ▲ 0.26 (0.85%)
MLCF 27.45 Decreased By ▼ -0.34 (-1.22%)
OGDC 74.27 Increased By ▲ 0.27 (0.36%)
PAEL 15.98 Decreased By ▼ -0.21 (-1.3%)
PIBTL 5.21 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.38%)
PRL 17.01 Decreased By ▼ -0.28 (-1.62%)
SILK 1.10 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.92%)
TELE 10.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.4%)
TPL 7.65 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.65%)
TPLP 19.41 Decreased By ▼ -0.36 (-1.82%)
TREET 22.72 Decreased By ▼ -0.47 (-2.03%)
TRG 146.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.55 (-0.37%)
UNITY 17.09 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.58%)
WAVES 10.33 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.48%)
WTL 1.42 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-2.74%)
BR100 4,330 Increased By 3.4 (0.08%)
BR30 16,296 Increased By 46.9 (0.29%)
KSE100 42,904 Increased By 23.3 (0.05%)
KSE30 15,805 Decreased By -4.6 (-0.03%)
Pakistan

Full-spectrum implementation of NAP required to thwart threat of terrorism: PM

  • Apex committee meeting stresses the need to strengthen the role of the National Counter Terrorism Authority
Published March 7, 2022
Follow us

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday emphasised the need for a multi-pronged approach and the full-spectrum and vigorous implementation of the National Action Plan to thwart the threat of terrorism in a meeting of the apex committee on the NAP.

The meeting was attended by federal ministers including Fawad Chaudhry, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Asad Umar, National Security Advisor, Moeed Yusuf, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief Ministers of the provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan, PM AJ&K, Chief Secretaries, Inspector Generals of Police and senior civil and Military officers.

The Apex Committee strongly condemned the Peshawar attack and offered condolences for the martyrs who lost their lives in the attack, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

The Prime Minister said that the government had a "zero-tolerance" approach for terrorists, adding that swift persecution was required to set an example out of terrorist elements.

The premier stated that "nefarious designs" to destabilize the country would never succeed as the entire nation was united to defeat the menace of terrorism, according to the PMO.

PM Imran stated that the public realizes that elements are trying to create disharmony on the basis of sectarianism and hate speech, but the State will never allow such designs to succeed.

The meeting noted that satisfactory implementation had been achieved on "majority action points," however, support from provincial governments was required to sort out inter-provincial issues.

During the meeting, it was also highlighted that provinces need to allocate more resources for conducting effective investigations by adopting scientific techniques and setting up modern forensic labs. The need to accord a conclusive end to terrorism cases in courts of law was emphasised.

Furthermore, the Apex Committee stressed the need to strengthen the role of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) to coordinate measures essential for countering terrorism and capacity building of Counter-Terrorism Departments, the PMO statement added.

Secretary, Interior Division presented a detailed briefing on the implementation status of NAP including measures taken to choke terror financing, countering violent extremism, investigation, and prosecution of terrorism cases, intolerance towards militancy capacity building of law enforcement agencies, regulation and registration of seminaries, the merger of formerly FATA areas, reforms in the criminal justice system, eliminating sectarian terrorism, curbing smuggling, narco-traffic, and human trafficking, the reconciliation process in Balochistan and issues related to refugees.

Comments

Comments are closed.

Full-spectrum implementation of NAP required to thwart threat of terrorism: PM

PM Shehbaz urges Turkiye to invest in Pakistan's mega solar project

Owned by resident Pakistanis: FBR starts taxing hundreds of foreign properties

Overnight reverse repo (ceiling) rate to be 17pc

Energy sector: ADB sending mission for proposed policy-based loan

China’s Shenzhen Energy signs long-term LNG contract with BP

Argentina look to Messi to salvage World Cup bid

Turkish cos to take up profit repatriation, taxation issues with PM

Policy rate hiked to 16pc to quell biting inflation

Alternative energy: PM urges Pak-Turkish collaboration

Jul-Oct period: Rs241.26bn authorised/disbursed under PSDP