‘Policy chalked out to stem extremism at academia’
KARACHI: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal has said that overcoming of security challenges is essential for economic stability, which defines strength of the country.
Addressing the officers at Air War College on Internal Peace and Security Challenges in Karachi on Monday, he said that progress has been made in overcoming security challenges and it is high time now to sustain the progress.
Ahsan Iqbal said that National Action Plan (NAP) is being implemented with full vigour and commitment through coordinated efforts among provinces. He emphasized the need for a strong counter narrative to stop onslaught by extremists and terrorists.
The Interior Minister pointed out that the government is taking all steps to tackle security challenges. He lauded the efforts of all Law Enforcement Agencies and civilians for fighting war against terrorism.
Meanwhile, talking to media after visit Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum on his 69th death anniversary, Ahsan Iqbal said that it’s high time now to sustain the progress as government is taking all steps to tackle security challenges.
“Overcoming of security challenges is essential for economic stability,” he remarked.
Ahsan Iqbal said that terrorists were trying to lure the youth through social media. “A policy has been chalked out with the help of HEC [Higher Education Commission] to stem extremism at academia,” he added.
Lauding Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) efforts, Iqbal pointed out that the government is taking all steps to tackle security challenges.
Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Governor Sindh Mohammed Zubair also visited the Quaid’s mausoleum to pay tribute to the father of the nation. NNI