PM, army chief for implementation of NAP in ‘letter and spirit’

Top civil-military leaders meet in Islamabad

Rizwan Ghilzai April 04, 2019
Army chief General Qamar Bajwa calls on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Thursday. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa have reiterated their commitment to implement the National Action Plan (NAP) in letter and spirit, The Express Tribune has learnt.

The top civil-military leaders met in Islamabad and discussed important security related matters, said a statement issued by the PM House.

According to sources, the civil-military leadership is in complete harmony regarding the execution of NAP, a plan conceived in 2015 to root extremism and terrorism from the society.

The meeting comes a day after foreign envoys in the capital were informed that the country’s recent counter-terrorism actions were “concrete, verifiable and irreversible”, and will continue until terrorism and extremism was completely eliminated.

As part of efforts at implementing the plan and complying with the regulations of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force which placed Pakistan on its “grey list” in 2018, authorities in February outlawed two charities: Jamaatud Dawa and Falah-e- Insaniat Foundation which were being run by Hafiz Saeed whom India alleges had masterminded the 2008 Mumbai attacks.