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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif puts more weight behind National Action Plan push

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif puts more weight behind National Action Plan push

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said Pakistan’s counterterrorism National Action Plan (NAP) would be ‘actioned’ in letter and spirit in close coordination with all provinces.

“We have to enforce this agenda no matter what. Thus all the provinces have to work hand in hand,” the prime minister said while chairing a meeting held to go over the progress of NAP here at the Prime Minister House.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif puts more weight behind National Action Plan push
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif puts more weight behind National Action Plan push

Adding to his statement, the prime minister said the agenda at hand was not a one-man-show but a joint effort by federal government and the political leadership of the country.

“The provinces must focus on the execution of National Action Plan and center will assist them in every possible way,” he added.

He said, after Peshawar’s tragic incident, the government without wasting any time amended the constitution to set up military courts.

The implementation of NAP was the key to eradicate terrorism from the country, the PM said.

“We will do everything to achieve this objective even if it involves special allocation of funds,” he said.

The premier also sounded out the government’s seriousness should not be doubted.

“We are not only going after the terrorists but also their abetters/facilitators. We have to succeed at all costs as there is no margin of error,” he said.

All chief ministers and chief secretaries briefed the prime minister about progress on the implementation of National Action Plan in their provinces.

They discussed all the 20 points of the plan one by one while Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan updated the meeting on the status of implementation.

Matters relating to the registration of Afghan refugees also came under discussion.

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