PR No. 99 Islamabad

A delegation of European Union called on National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua this morning. The team comprised experts from European Union accompanied by Ambassador (R) Tariq Osman Hyder. A project STRIVE (Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism) proposed by European Union with special reference to Punjab and KPK came under discussion.

NSA warmly welcomed the group and appreciated the nature of their endeavour. He said that Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism is an idea that can actually work on the root causes of extremism and terrorism. He expressed his concerns over the ongoing complexed war the root causes of which are not being addressed by the world at large.

NSA stressed upon the delegation to have better understanding of the environment of Pakistan. “To mitigate extreme thought we need to introduce a thought which is superior in its character and narrative. Only that could help change the mindset. Pursuing with kinetic approaches only is never enough to curb the menace of extremism” He reiterated.

The member of the delegate requested for support from government at Federal and Provincial level to devise a formal mechanism for the implementation of the project.

NSA assured of the support of his Division to the delegation. The delegation will meet NSA again after their visit to Punjab and KPK.