NAP: (Apex Committee reviews implementation on NAP)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday stressed the need for implementing all points of the National Action Plan (NAP) with a joint approach to eliminate terrorism.

He was addressing a meeting of National Apex Committee which reviewed progress on implementation of NAP besides discussing future course of action. The Prime Minister said that all state institutions will have to remain on same page to expedite activities against terrorists and corrupt elements.

He said collective wisdom must prevail while taking decisions for making a total success all points of the national action plan. He said all agencies will have to remain vigilant besides improving their capacity to overcome the menace of terrorism.

He said NAP was approved by the political and military leadership with consensus in the light of 21st Constitutional amendment and the decisions taken in All Parties Conferences. He said it is our collective responsibility to join hands for complete success of the plan.

The Prime Minister termed Thursday’s meeting as very important regarding elimination of terrorism and directed to take result oriented measures. The meeting was attended by the provincial Governors, Chief Ministers, AJK Prime Minister Abdul Majeed, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, heads of intelligence agencies and Chairman NADRA are attending the meeting.

Earlier, the Interior Minister chaired the opening session of the meeting. It discussed matters pertaining to religious seminaries, non-governmental organizations and progress made under the NAP.

Later, briefing newsmen about the meeting, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the meeting expressed satisfaction over progress in implementation on fifteen points of the National Action Plan. He said the meeting decided to bring momentum in implementation on the other five points relating to different areas, including Afghan refugees.

He said it was decided that the elements who challenge the writ of the state will be dealt with full force. Those who try to defame Islam will be taken to task with cooperation of the Ulema, the media, and the civil society.

The meeting acknowledged successes achieved against terrorism with the support of the nation and media, and the joint efforts of government institutions.

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