ISLAMABAD: Federal government on Thursday decided to set ‘high-level’ task force, comprising representatives of all concerned departments and agencies, to monitor the execution of National Action Plan (NAP).
The six-hour long meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, took strategic review of the regional and internal security situation.
Nawaz, while asking to take time bound and result-oriented action to eliminate terrorism from the country, directed that every effort must be made to implement NAP.
Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, DG ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar and other senior ministers and officials were present at the meeting.
The participants stressed the necessity to provide sufficient resources to the intelligence agencies, claiming that they play a vital role in safeguarding the country.
In the meeting it was reaffirmed that restoration of complete peace and tranquility will remain top priority of the government and state institutions.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly had on Monday called for the regular review of the National Action Plan against terrorism to examine its progress and identify hurdles to it for corrective measures after a blast in Quetta’s Civil Hospital killed 70 people.
The meeting was also attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi, National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua and other senior officials.