Minister: (“We are winning militarily but losing psychological war against terror”: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that Pakistan militarily is winning the war on militancy but we are losing the psychological war against terror.

During a press conference, the minister hit out at critics of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Thursday saying those criticising the policy had never read NAP.

“People who are criticising the NAP are the ones who kept sleeping during their tenure and did nothing to root out terrorism from Pakistan. Those who did not even read the NAP documents are giving their analysis on it,” Nisar said.

“We are in the state of war and wars are not only fought with bullets. The psychological side to a war is also extremely important and we have an upper hand to this psychological war,” Nisar said.

“Whenever there is an attack, a storm begins. We behave exactly how our enemies want by creating an atmosphere of fear. People criticise the government saying no progress has been made,” he added.

The minister pointed out that the PPP leadership was needlessly criticising the NAP because of the action being taken against Dr Asim in corruption cases. “If anyone has anything to say regarding Dr Asim’s case they should contact me instead of spreading rumours regarding NAP.”

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