High level meeting decides to speed-up seminaries registration

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chairing a meeting on the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) here on Tuesday said that the security situation has been improved with determination of the nation and sacrifices of the security forces.
The meeting on NAP at Prime Minister House in Islamabad being attended by the chief ministers of provinces, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, Director General Inter Services Intelligence (DG ISI) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar, Director General of Intelligence Bureau (DG IB) Aftab Sultan and other top officials.
The meeting decided to step up efforts for implementation of the National Action Plan.
The meeting after briefing of the NAP Task Force chief Nasir Janjua, discussed implementation of the each point of the action plan in detail.
The meeting was informed that the work on registration of the seminaries has been speed up, while the work on geo-maping nearing its completion, sources said.
The meeting also decided to take action against the outlawed groups working in the country with new names.
The meeting was also briefed that a comprehensive law has been prepared to dry out funding to the terrorist groups, sources said.
The meeting was informed that a number of terrorist plots have been foiled with intelligence sharing. Five terrorists of Mardan attack were arrested with coordination.
The meeting also agreed for providing resources to provinces from the central government for effective law enforcement.
The prime minister will also preside over the meeting of the National Security Committee afterwards.
The Indian hostilities at Line of Control, the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir and the internal security situation will also be reviewed.
The prime minister will also chair a meeting of the National Security Committee in Islamabad today.
The premier, while addressing the participants said that the government was pursuing fight against extremism as part of national policy and that the nation was expecting elimination of terrorism from the leaders.
He avowed to meet the expectations of the people by targeting all banned outfits and weeding-out extremism.
A joint declaration issued after the meeting called for close coordination among national institutions along with setting time lines for future course-of-action and taking steps towards effective criminal justice system.
National Security Advisor, General (r) Nasir Janjua briefed the participants over National Action Plan that was devised in early 2015 in response to Army Public School attack in Peshawar in December 2014.
Chief Ministers of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Sindh were present on the occasion, along with Advisers on Foreign Affairs and National Security, Foreign Secretary, Services Chiefs, Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence, Ministers of Defence, Interior, Information and that of Finance.
The premier convened a separate meeting with the Chief of Army Staff before sitting together with other top representatives for taking a look at NAP progress and shortcomings.
General Raheel Sharif discussed the situation at the Line of Control and overall security of the region and the country with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The meeting came to a welcoming response by defence analysts as according to them it was a signifier of understanding between civil and military leaders of Pakistan when it came to Kashmir dispute and unjust Indian aggression.
This was one of the several key meetings that the Prime Minister convened in a week after India falsely named ceasefire violation at the Line of Control, surgical strike.
PM Nawaz has now chaired a meeting of National Security Committee after reviewing NAP performance.


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