Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has 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 National Action Plan 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.

The Prime Minister said all agencies will have to remain vigilant besides improving their capacity to overcome the menace of terrorism. 

He said the National Action Plan 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 today'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 today's 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. 

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the armed forces have cleared the terrorist networks from North Waziristan and Khyber Agency.  He said the civil armed forces have also performed well.

He said coordination among intelligence agencies has improved and a number of possible terrorists attacks were averted. Nine thousand intelligence-based operations were conducted during the last five months.

Interior Minister said the first part of the meeting was chaired by him in which a number of decisions were taken with agreement of the provincial chief ministers. 

To a question, the Minister said a policy has been prepared to regulate functioning of the local and international NGOs.  He said after sharing with the provincial governments, the policy will be announced within two weeks.

NADRA will prepare a national data bank for registration of NGOs.  Arms licenses will be computerized with the help of NADRA.

He said registration of Madaris will be carried out in consultation of the leadership of seminaries and the procedure will be made simple.

Referring to the recent attacks on the media persons, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the terrorists are trying to create chaos, but they will not succeed in their nefarious designs. 


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