PM forms working groups for implementation of anti-terror plan
According to details, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif formed an umbrella committee and 15 sub-working groups for the implementation of the National Action Plan.
The main committee will be headed by PM Nawaz Sharif and will include Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for SAFRON Abdul Qadir Baloch, Governor KPK Sardar Mehtab, Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant to PM on Parliamentary Affairs Barrister Zafarullah Khan.
Sub-committees tasked with the elimination of armed militias, curbing hate speech, establishing a counter- terrorism force, registration and regulation of religious seminaries, dismantling communication networks of terrorist organisations, taking steps against religious persecution, preventing re-emergence of banned outfits, dealing firmly with sectarian terrorism, taking the Karachi operation to its logical end and dealing with the Afghan immigrants issue will be headed by the interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
The sub-committee formed for curtailing finances for terrorists and terrorist organizations will be headed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and will comprise of Governor of the State Bank Ashraf Mehmood Wathra, DG ISI, interior secretary, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa and DG FIA Akbar Hoti.
A sub-committee headed by federal information minister Pervaiz Rasheed will put forth recommendations on curbing glorification of terrorism and terrorist organisations in print and electronic media. The committee will include interior minister,Special Assistants to PM Irfan Siddiqui and Zafarullah Khan Khan and the information secretary.
It must be noted that Pakistan’s military and political leadership on Wednesday agreed on a comprehensive anti-terrorism action plan which included establishment of military courts, crackdown on terrorist hideouts, communications and funding sources along with the establishment of a counter-terrorism force.