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Wiping out militancy imperative for Pakistan’s existence: Nawaz Sharif

Sharif expressed his satisfaction on the progress made by various provincial and federal agencies so far and directed that the pace of implementation should be further expedited.

By: PTI | Islamabad | August 24, 2016 7:21:11 pm
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that wiping out the threat of militancy is “imperative” for Pakistan’s existence and survival. The Prime Minister chaired a meeting at the Prime Minister House here to review the progress on the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP), adopted after Peshawar school attack to deal with terrorism.

According to an official statement, Lt General (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua, National Security Advisor and the Convener of Implementation and Review Committee of National Action Plan, made a presentation detailing implementation status as to various components of the NAP.

Sharif expressed his satisfaction on the progress made by various provincial and federal agencies so far and directed that the pace of implementation should be further expedited. Sharif said that, “eradication of the menace of terrorism was neither a choice nor an option, but an imperative for our existence and survival.”

Various laws governing the anti-terrorism efforts were also reviewed and ways and means to make these laws more effective were discussed. The report presented to the Prime Minister by the Federally Administered Tribal Areas Reforms Committee was also discussed and it was decided that the report shall be made public to elicit further debate and discussion towards developing a national consensus on the committee’s recommendations.

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