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PM forms committee to review NACTA’s performance

NACTA reviews 20-point agenda of National Action Plan

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Fazlur Rehman doesn’t want madrassas to be registered with NACTA

He said if the government starts this war, its days are numbered

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Don’t donate hides to banned outfits, anti-terror authority warns Pakistanis

The National Counter-Terrorism Authority has urged Pakistanis not to donate the hides of their sacrificial animals to terrorist organizations. Pakistanis will be celebrating Eid on Wednesday and Thursday (August 22 and 23) by sacrificing animals, according to Islamic tradition. The hides have been traditionally donated in charity as they sell for high prices. In a…

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NACTA and SECP are going to work together to end terror financing

NACTA and SECP have signed a memorandum of agreement which aims to curb the financing of terrorist activities in the country.

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NACTA to tout Pakistan’s gains in terror war

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s counter-terrorism body is to organize a three-day Islamabad International Counter Terrorism Forum (IICTF) from April 3 to highlight the country’s achievements in war against terrorism. The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Forum would provide an ample opportunity to portray country’s positive and soft image and a nation of courage, perseverance and resilience who…

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Here is good news as you have portal to report online abuse

ISLAMABAD: National Counter Terrorism Authority developed an online reporting portal, aimed at countering online extremism, abuse of internet and social media.       ‘Surf safer’ is an online reporting portal for Pakistanis to report extremist online-content freely, securely and anonymously as well. The other purpose of responsive web portal is to create eyes and ears in cyber-sphere…

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Nacta boss raises alarm over mobile money transfer

ISLAMABAD: National Counterterrorism Authority (Nacta) Chief Ihsan Ghani raised alarm over transfer of money through mobile phones, saying the money thus transferred may be used in terrorist activities. Talking to Samaa, Ghani revealed money to the tune of Rs.600 billion was moved via mobile money transfer, adding, even if a meager amount of this money…

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Around 388 cases transferred to special trial courts under NAP: NACTA

ISLAMABAD: Around 388 cases have been transferred to 11 special trial courts, established under National Action Plan (NAP) are serving as a cogent deterrent against terrorism. The performance of Special Trial Courts (STCs) is crucial in sentencing terrorists and preventing further promotion of terrorism. The decrease in incidence of terrorism can be attributed to quick…

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Terrorist attacks decreased in 2017: Nacta

ISLAMABAD: National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) stated that there has been a decrease in the number of terrorist attacks in the country in 2017 compared to 2016. According to Nacta’s regarding the implementation of the National Action Plan, 432 cases of terrorism took place since January and the number of terrorist attacks have decreased by…

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Stats reveal sectarian terrorism is on the decline in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has witnessed a visible decline in sectarian terrorism with reporting of only two such incidents during this year as compared to 185 in 2012. During last seven years, total 676 incidents of sectarian terrorism were reported, of which 70 were recorded during 2011, 185 in 2012, 127 in 2013, 176 in 2014, 79…

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State Department report on terrorism accuses Pakistan of allowing terror groups’ operations from its soil

NEWS DESK: The State Department has once again accused Pakistan of allowing terror groups to operate from its soil in a recently released report on terrorism across the world. The State Department released its annual report, Country Reports on Terrorism 2016, which provides the Department of State’s annual Congressionally-mandated assessment of trends and events in…

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Over 12,000 individuals trained to control cyber crimes : FIA

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arranged training of 12,458 individuals from all walks of life to serve purpose of controlling cyber crimes during last for years. National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes arranged these trainings on digital forensic comprehension for interpreting forensic reports, evidence extraction methods and laws application to judicial community. Official sources…

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Threat alert issued for Pindi, Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The country’s intelligence agencies have issued security alert over threats of terrorism to the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi following series of terrorist incidents in Lahore and Sehwan.  National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) issued a letter to Secretary Punjab Home Department. According to the notification, a suicide bomber, Usama, has been primed for…

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NACTA had warned of possible terrorist attack in Lahore

LAHORE: National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) had already warned the provincial authorities of possible terrorist attack in Lahore. According to a notice sent to Home Secretary Punjab, Provincial Police Officer and DG Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) on February 7, NACTA had directed to put the vital installations including important buildings, hospitals and schools under strict vigilance….

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Data reveals over 99pc of calls on NACTA helpline are hoaxes

ISLAMABAD: National Counter Terrorism Authority’s (NACTA) is operating an anti- terrorism helpline to respond to any possible threat of terrorism through relevant law enforcement agencies. However, irresponsible attitude on the part of the people for making hoax calls to the helpline is only adding to the woes of the authority. According to data on calls…

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Bilawal has no understanding of politics: Nisar

RAWALPINDI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali called PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari “politically immature” and regretted that a non-serious comment was made such a big issue by media. The interior minister was referring to a tweet of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in which he claimed that Chaudhry Nisar failed to become the prime minister. “Nobody can…

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NACTA reviews intelligence sharing, anti-terror plan

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) held in Islamabad today to review the implementation of 20-point counter-terrorism national plan of action, Samaa reported Wednesday. The first formal meeting of the Nacta chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan discussed various proposals regarding early implementation of the anti-terrorism policy, including intelligence sharing…

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NACTA sets up helpline for terror-related complaints

ISLAMABAD: The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) on Monday established a dedicated telephone helpline 1717 to register the complaints related to terrorism. The helpline has been set up on the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. The Ministry of Interior has appealed to all the citizens to remain vigilant of their surroundings and convey…

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Parliamentarians on anti-terror plan

Anti-Terror Acton Plan Committee will finalize the counter-terrorism recommendations today. Fozia Ali talks to parliamentarians in connection with their expectations from the committee.

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Nacta finds its first chief after six years

ISLAMABAD: National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) has at last got its first head after six years, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed Hamid Ali Khan for the post late on Saturday. It should be mentioned here that the anti-terror body was functioning without any regular chief ever since it was formed in 2008.  Earlier, PM…

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