ISLAMABAD: The top civil and military leadership met Tuesday to discuss the implementation on National Action Plan (NAP) and after threadbare discussions certain milestones and timelines were set for different components of the anti-terror plan.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired the meeting which was attended by all the chief ministers, key federal ministers and military top brass.
National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua, who is the Convener of NAP Task Force, briefed the participants on its implementation and the challenges faced by the provinces.
PM Nawaz said that unwavering resolve of the nation and countless and continued sacrifices by the security forces and Law Enforcement Agencies have resulted in significant and visible improvement in security situation across country.
The meeting agreed on making collective efforts aimed at the national level and specific efforts at the provincial level to consolidate gains made to rid the country of threat of extremism and terrorism. It was observed that progress has been unsatisfactory in certain areas.
It was stressed by the NSA that role of provincial governments in implementation of NAP was crucial and it was imperative for all of us to work with missionary zeal.
The participants agreed on the future course of action in terms of milestones and timelines for different components of NAP.
The meeting acknowledged and praised the continued sacrifices by the security forces personnel.
They agreed on the need of seamless coordination between Federal and Provincial governments as well as all LEAs for achieving desired results.
The meeting was attended by Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif CM Sindh Syed MuradAli Shah, CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak, CM Balochistan SanaUllah Khan Zehri, CM Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman.
It was also attended by Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Minister for Interior Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, SAPM Tariq Fatemi, NSA Lt Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, DG ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Ch, DG IB Aftab Sultan, SPM Fawad Hasan Fawad, DG MO Maj. Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza and DG MI Maj Gen Nadeem Zaki Manj.