Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security Lieutenant General (R) Nasir Khan Janjua named as the head of the NAP implementation committee in a meeting of the top civilian and military leadership in Islamabad on Monday. The meeting in federal capital ended with the announcement of 29 new civil-military wings ensuring full implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) in the country.
After the formation of NAP, for some time efforts were on peak to eradicate terrorism from the country. But with the passage of time it seemed that despite the national resolve to uproot terrorism, efforts were not up to the mark to achieve the targets. NAP is a comprehensive 20-point plan to bring long lasting peace in the country but some of its points were not being implemented with true letter and spirit. Recent terrorist attack in Quetta which killed over 70 people, mostly lawyers, once again compelled the leaders to sit together to ponder that what went wrong. Eventually it was decided to form a committee which would monitor the implementation of NAP in true spirit.
It is a welcoming development that institutions are working together to achieve the objective of victory in fighting militancy and extremism. But this sudden urgency also raises the question that why policy makers wait for some devastating terrorist attack to explore the ways of strengthening resolve against terrorism. Under NAP we as a nation have achieved great successes, but still there is dire need to intensify efforts to eliminate terrorism and to make this country a peaceful land.
Implementation of all 20 points of NAP is must to ensure long lasting peace in the country.