NAP implementation needs to be expedited, says military leadership

RAWALPINDI: A Corps Commanders conference chaired by Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday discussed progress on the National Action Plan (NAP) and concluded that its implementation needs to be expedited jointly by all stakeholders for lasting peace and stability, a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The meeting was held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

Gen Bajwa discussed his last security conference with government officials and apprised the corps commanders of a phased fencing plan for the Pak-Afghan border.

General Bajwa further informed the forum of decisions taken regarding the repatriation of Afghan refugees and police, judicial, seminary and educational reforms in the country.

Restarting the execution of death sentences issued by military courts was also discussed, with participants expressing their satisfaction on the performance of the courts, added the ISPR statement.

The military’s senior command also discussed the details of the ongoing Operation Raddul Fasaad and appreciated the performance of civilian and military security forces in the successful hosting of the Pakistan Super League Final in Lahore and the overall response by the state’s security apparatus after the recent spate of terror attacks.

General Bajwa reiterated that Raddul Fasaad is a comprehensive, across-the-board operation against terrorists and terrorism and is not focused on any particular race, sect or group.

The Corps Commanders conference also agreed that “hostile agencies” were trying to undo Pakistan’s gains in security and development, especially the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Geostrategic concerns and security environment of the country were also discussed with a special focus on internal security, added the military’s media wing.

Continued cease-fire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary were also brought up.

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