No ter­ror­ist net­work left ca­pa­ble of op­er­at­ing: Nisar

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

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.

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