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Federal government decides to amend National Action Plan

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to amend the 20-point National Action Plan (NAP), ARY News reported on Monday. The National Action Plan was announced by the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ,after the heinous attack over Army Public School (APS) Peshawar that killed at least 144 people including 132 children. The incumbent PTI led federal government has decided to abolish majority of points of the currently enforced National Action Plan, and asked provinces to table their proposals for the amended NAP.…

PM sets up committee to make NACTA more effective

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday constituted a committee to review the role and performance of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA). The prime minister chaired the first-ever meeting of the Board of Governors of NACTA here today. He stressed the need for revisiting the role of the counter terrorism body to make it more effective and proactive organization in view of the challenges facing the country. The meeting was attended by Ministers for Defence, Finance, Law, chief ministers of all…

Nacta rules out ‘serious threat’ to July 25 polls

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of two separate terrorist attacks targeting election-related activities ahead of the 25 polls, the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) on Saturday briefed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over security threats to political leaders and election candidates.  Speaking to media after the briefing, Nacta national coordinator Dr Salman Khan asserted there is no serious threat to the 2018 general elections and reiterated the polls will be held on the scheduled date of July 25. He said…

Cyber Security Wing set up to curb emerging terrorism threats

ISLAMABAD: National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) has established a Cyber Security Wing on modern lines to evolve cyber security strategies and to meet emerging cyber terrorism threats. The Wing, called Cyber Security, Information and Communication Technology Wing (CS ICT), undertaken a number of initiative in cyber security service and most important of them was Tat’heer drive introduced to counter extremist ideologies. According to NACTA, Tat’heer is a multi-pronged cyber counter terrorism strategy which…

Nacta to monitor educational institutions, says interior minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday said all educational institutions will be monitored through National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta). “All important steps are being taken to activate Nacta for monitoring of educational institutions,” he said in an interview. He said the interior ministry was going to hold a conference in which all the vice chancellors of the universities would be invited. “Some elements are trying to misguide the young educated people which would be discouraged with the help…