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Consultations on NAP

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has written letters to the leaders of all parliamentary parties to hold consultations over the National Action Plan and key parliamentary matters.

FM Qureshi has summoned a consultative conference of all parliamentary parties on March 28 at 4pm at the Parliament House.

The latter further stated that NAP was formulated in the aftermath of the Army Public School attack in December 2014. “NAP was the result of a national consensus achieved through consultations with all the political parties of the country.”

The various aspects of NAP are to eliminate the monster of terrorism, he further wrote. NAP includes the national vow to not allow our territory to be used against any other country, he added.

The responsibility of implementation of United Nations’ restrictions is also an important part of the plan, Qureshi further said in the letter.

Last week while addressing the Business Leaders Summit in Islamabad, the foreign minister said, Qureshi said the government will meet with the opposition to draft a plan of action to counter terrorism.

He further said that the government along with the opposition will draft a plan of action to counter terrorism and all representatives will be taken along and move forward with national consensus.

Following Prime Minister Imran Khan’s approval, we are about to write letters to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan Peoples Part President Asif Ali Zardari and Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman,he added.

The 20-point National Action Plan on counter-terrorism was prepared by the previous PML-N government after the terrorist attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar.

The implementation on NAP has produced tangible results in eleminating menace of terrorism from the country in past several years and it has provided much relief to people. The law and order situation in the country has significantly improved.

These achiements were not possible without great sacrifices of law enforcement institutions and civil society. All political parties extended full support in formulation and implementation of NAP. Although NAP achieved good results but the challenge is still present and country is facing internal and external challenges. It is believed that all political parties will act with same spirit and will move forward with full consensus until this struggle gets its logical conclusion.

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