NACTA submits draft of national narrative to govt

Official says national terrorist database being prepared


Our Correspondent October 31, 2017
NACTA is expected to tweak recommendations in consultation with moderators. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) has submitted a draft of national narrative to counter extremist ideology to the government for final approval.

Nacta’s National Coordinator Ihsan Ghani said this while talking to the media on Monday after the closing ceremony of a four-day-long workshop “Training of Trainers: Creating Master Trainers among Women Police”, organised by Individual land Pakistan.

“The draft was finalised after the efforts of 18 months in consultation with academia, Ulema and media,” Ghani said.

He told the media that the government had allocated adequate funds for Nacta and had been releasing it according to the requirements of the authority.

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The coordinator said that no meeting of the Nacta’s board of governors had been held so far, but a request would soon be forwarded to the prime minister for a meeting.

He said that Nacta, in coordination with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), was working on the development of a national terrorist database for which the authority had started collecting data aimed at curbing the movements of the terrorists.

Earlier, while addressing women police, Ghani said the induction of more women, especially in the police department, is the need of the hour.

According to different studies, increasing number of women in the police force helps reduce corruption and violence and plays a vital role in intelligence gathering. The number of women in police department in Pakistan has increased and now they are being promoted to higher ranks so that they can play a role in the decision making process.

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Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson, speaking on the occasion, said that such kinds of trainings “play a vital role in skills development and empowerment of women”.

Such workshops “provide a platform to women police to share their experiences and help develop trust between the police and society”, she said.

Calling Women “mandatory for economic development”, she said such kinds of trainings would improve professional and technical skills of police.

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