Anti-Terrorism National Action Plan to be finalised on Wednesday

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is expected to finalize the anti-terrorism national action plan during a meeting summoned by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of parliamentary leaders scheduled for Wednesday.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had formed a committee tasked with formulating a plan to counter terrorism following the December 16 attack at the Army Public School in Peshawar. The committee is headed by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and comprises members of political parties, armed forces and intelligence agencies.

In an anti-terrorism meeting held today (Tuesday), Prime Minister Sharif stressed that extraordinary times called for extraordinary measures. Prime Minister Sharif emphasised that citizens from all ethnicities and religious beliefs would be protected.

PM Sharif added that atrocities committed by terrorists would not be forgotten or forgiven. The prime minister was briefed by IG and SSP Islamabad about security at government buildings, Afghan refugees and the Lal Masjid situation.


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