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Govt committed to meaningful implementation of NAP: Ahsan Iqbal

KARACHI: PML (N) government is strongly committed to efficient implementation of National Action Plan (NAP), said Federal Minister for Interior Affairs, Ahsan Iqbal here on Monday. Talking to media after offering fateha and laying floral wreath at the Mazar-e-Quaid e Azam, he said NAP has emerged as an efficient tool to help eliminate sectarianism and…

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Ahsan asks NACTA to implement NAP

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday directed National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) to ensure implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) in order to counter the menace of terrorism. According to sources, the minister undertook a visit of NACTA office, during which its National Coordinator Ihsan Ghani briefed him about the steps taken to counter…

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PM asks LEAs to expedite NAP’s implementation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday expressed satisfaction on progress made by Pakistan Army and other law enforcement agencies against the miscreants and directed to expedite the pace of implementation on National Action Plan (NAP). He was chairing a high-level security meeting here at the PM House reviewing progress and achievements of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad,…

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Corps Commanders discuss military courts, Radd-ul-Fasaad, Dawn leaks

RAWALPINDI: The top military brass on Thursday called for expediting the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) through Operation Radd ul Fasaad jointly by respective stakeholders for lasting peace and stability in the country. The 200th Corps Commanders’ Conference presided by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was held at GHQ. The…

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Tahirul Qadri condemns attack on Samaa team

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri expressed deep grief over the killing of Samaa News team member and demanded the government for the protection of journalists. Reacting to the Sunday evening gun attack on Samaa’s DSNG, Dr. Qadri demanded the government to take up immediate measures for security of the journalists. The PAT…

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Ishaq Dar issues directives against money laundering

ISLAMABAD: A meeting to review the actions relating to Anti Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism framework was held in Islamabad with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair. A presentation about actions including freezing measures taken against terrorist organizations and individuals was given in the meeting. The meeting was told that chocking of…

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Interior Ministry rejects allegations of Sindh govt

  ISLAMABAD: Interior ministry Tuesday rejected the allegations of Sindh government regarding implementation of National Action Plan (NAP). Responding to statements of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Spokesman for the Sindh government, he said it is quite unfortunate that a national security issue has been used merely for political point scoring without any…

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NAP implementation to continue till last terrorist: Info Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb said the government is working on the conversion of dream of Quad-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah into a reality.    In an interview with the state television on Saturday evening, she said that unprecedented development projects in energy, education, health, communication and other sectors indicate the government’s commitment to…

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List of 452 terrorists sent to police under NAP

PESHAWAR: A list of 452 terrorists and their commanders under National Action Plan (NAP) has been sent to police stations for an effective action against persons involved in terror activities. According to official sources, these terrorists were wanted to Peshawar police in different terror acts and now their names have been properly enlisted and sent…

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Committee discusses timeframe for achieving NAP aims

ISLAMABAD: National Action Committee for Implementation met here Friday to discuss timeframe for achieving aims of National Action Plan (NAP). The meeting, chaired by National Security Adviser Lt Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua at Prime Minister Office, was attended by Attorney General, Chairman PEMRA, Director General National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), Chief Secretaries of four…

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Role of provinces vital for NAP implementation: Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the role of provinces is vitally significant with regard to implementation of National Action Plan and the federal government will continue extending cooperation to them for the purpose. Addressing a crunch meeting on the NAP, Nawaz Sharif remarked that the federal government is in persistent contact with the provinces…

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Can long naps cause diabetes?

PARIS: A study presented at a scientific congress Thursday reported a link between long naps and a higher risk of diabetes, though it couldn’t say if daytime sleeping was a symptom or a cause. People who slept more than an hour each day were 45 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a debilitating…

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General Raheel Sharif warns anti-CPEC elements

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif reiterated his resolve to win counterterrorism war at all cost as Zarb-e-Azb Operation achieved its objective mainly because of effective coordination of all armed forces. Addressing a ceremony held in connection with Defence Day at military headquarters here, he said internal and external threats are not…

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No Action Plan

By: Hasan Abidi It took Pakistan, the brutal massacre of school children to wake up from four decades of slumber. Suddenly terrorism was a priority and something had to be done about it. The Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan paved the way for a vision. Achieved through an across the spectrum consensus of…

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NSA convenes NAP meeting

ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt. Gen (R) Nasser Janjua, Convener of the Implementation Committee for National Action Plan (NAP) has convened preliminary meeting of the committee on Monday. The meeting to be held at Prime Minister Secretariat, will be attended by all the Members of the committee, relevant Federal Secretaries, all Chief Secretaries, all…

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Sindh Police raising new unit in Counter-Terrorism Department: IGP

KARACHI: The Sindh Police is raising a new unit of 1500 personnel in the Counter-Terrorism Department that was set up after the initiation of the National Action Plan (NAP). This was informed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, A.D. Khawaja, in an interview with the APP here. He pointed out that the new…

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Quetta attack leaves ‘vacuum’ among Balochistan lawyers

QUETTA: In Pakistan’s most dangerous province, lawyers are a crucial force for justice. So when a bomb decimated Balochistan’s legal class this week, it left a vacuum that some say will never be filled. The mineral-rich province is plagued by roiling insurgencies, hit by regular militant attacks, and run by political leaders who are widely…

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PM, army chief review NAP effectiveness

ISLAMABAD: A high-level meeting is being held in Islamabad today (Wednesday) to review the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) and measures against terrorism and militancy in the wake of Monday’s deadly blast in Quetta that left over 70 people dead. According to our correspondent, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over the meeting that was…

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Nisar, Shahbaz discuss security matters with COAS: sources

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif held a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Samaa reported Saturday night. According to sources, they exchange views on aftermath of US drone strike in Balochistan that killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour. They also discussed implementation of…

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NAP to continue till elimination of last terrorist: President

KAKUL: President Mamnoon Hussain Saturday said the National Action Plan (NAP) would continue till elimination of the last terrorist to ensure peace, not only within the country but also in the region. Addressing the 134th Long Course Passing Out parade here at the Pakistan Military Academy, the President paid rich tributes to the sacrifices of…

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Operation against terrorists continues under NAP, NA told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that operation against terrorists continued across the country under the National Action Plan (NAP).   Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Marryam Aurangzeb, while replying to a question, said acts of terrorism had dropped by 77 per cent, target killings by 69 per cent, kidnappings for ransom by 90 per…

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