No terrorist network left capable of operating: Nisar
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday laid out an elaborate progress report on the National Action Plan (NAP), saying that terrorism in the country had been brought down by 70 per cent, adding that no militant network could now operate in Pakistan.
Nisar said the civil-military relationship in the country had never been better, and credited the civil-military cooperation for the achievement of the feat. He also came out strong against those slamming the federal government for inaction on the NAP's 20-point agenda.
After a cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, senior cabinet ministers on Monday talked to media personnel, apprising them of what the government had achieved in the nine months since the NAP was created in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre.
Nisar said he presented a progress report to the prime minister during the cabinet meeting, which included the following: In the nine months since NAP implementation, the govern- ment has verified 140 millions SIMS. Today no SIM is used in heinous crimes. The government has carried out 211 executions and will move on with the capital punishment.
Armed militias or groups today cannot use or exhibit arms; while sectarian groups are being targeted. Speedy trial courts have been established in the form of military courts; nine operational military courts have decided 28 cases, while 46 are under trial. Nisar said only jet black terrorists will be taken to military courts and no political pressure will be accepted.
Legal amendments have been drafted and sent to the NA after seven recommendations by provinces. Karachi operation: 60-70% improvement in crime has been recorded. Proscribed organisations: For the first time ever, a clear and uniform list of banned organisations has been prepared. Balochistan: Ferrari camps are being dismantled regularly, while a substantive dialogue process has begun (Nisar said details could not be given) and a major breakthrough is expected as the civil-miltary leadership implements a dual strategy - operations and dialogue.