LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan Tuesday called for full implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) and said had it be implemented, incidents of terrorism like the one in Lahore would not have happened.
Talking to media persons here, he said that all the political parties had a consensus on NAP and questioned why it was not being implemented.
He said Supreme Court Judge Qazi Issa’s report should be given full attention in the context of NAP implementation instead of raising issues on it.
The PTI chief stressed the need for depoliticising police in Punjab and operations against terrorisms should not be left entirely to Rangers and Army. He said police is essential as it has footings among the people. Therefore, he said instead of posting of SHOs at the discretion of PML-N’s high ups, it should be depoliticised.
Imran said police have been depoliticised in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, given free hand while recruitments were made on NTS basis.
He also called for the implementation of FATA reforms and its merger in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said KP laws could be implemented in FATA gradually with the consultations of local leaders.
Imran also said if rangers could conduct operations in Karachi, why not they be allowed to do the same in Punjab. He said terrorism is problem of entire Pakistan and the problem would continue if operation is not conducted against terrorist groups in Punjab.
Earlier, the PTI Chairman visited Sir Ganga Ram hospital and enquired about health condition of persons got injured in Monday’s blast. NNI/INP