PR No. 224 Islamabad

The Prime Minister chaired a meeting today at the Prime Minister House, Islamabad, to review the progress on the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP).

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. The Prime Minister 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. The house resolved 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 FATA 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.

The meeting was also attended by Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Interior, General Raheel Shareef, Chief of Army Staff, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to PM, Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar, DG ISI and other senior government officials.