Nawaz sets August 13 as deadline for new counter terror policy draft

Prime Minister directs Interior Minister to provide all possible assistance to victims of terror attacks.


Web Desk August 08, 2013
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday told the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to finalise the draft of government's counter terror policy after Eid.

Nawaz called on his Interior Minister on Thursday to discuss the recent series terror-related incidents across the  country.

The premier lamented the loss of lives, and condemned the terrorist attacks while commending the courage of law enforcement agencies.

Expressing his resolve in the fight against militants, Nawaz directed Nisar to present the final draft of the counter terrorism strategy by August 13, revising its earlier stated date of August 30.

The Interior Minister was also asked to provide all possible assistance to the families of the deceased and martyred.

Earlier in the day, a suicide blast during funeral prayers of SHO City Mohibullah at the Police Lines mosque claimed over 30 lives, including that of DIG Fayyaz Sumbal. Nawaz eulogised Sumbal and the other officers who had lost their lives in the blast. He vowed that their blood would not go in vain.

Correction: The government release had initially indicated August 30 as the deadline. The release was later revised to say the deadline was August 13.

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COMMENTS (13)

Gohar | 7 years ago | Reply

I fully endorse Siddique Malik's recommendations from US on the matter. However, I would like to add necessary legislation must also be made to ensure speedy trial and award of maximum punishment to those committing and those abetting, in one way or the other, in this heinous crime of killing people. Needless to say that there is no rocket science involved in determining what needs to be done.

There needs to be another legislation against those politicians / other people who have been protecting the perpetrators of terror actions. All political / other parties / organizations having armed wings are to be banned and taken to task as per the law of the land without exception. But the big question remains does the Mian Sahib has the resolve to do it or it will be another political rhetoric that we have been tired of listening. In all probability it seems to be another political gimmick without will. Actions of the government must SPEAK LOUDER THAN THE WORDS.

I am convinced that the state has enough power to do it provided our leaders have the required resolve. Funding and provision of weapons / communication systems to these terrorist organisations from local / foreign elements / governments must be choked as the first step.

These gruesome killers are destroying the very fabric of our society and needs to ELIMINATED before irreparable damage is done to our beloved country.

Long live Pakistan and may Allah reward those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty and those who have been target of these gruesome killings.

Muhammad Ishfaq | 7 years ago | Reply

Its Policy guys.. it takes time

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