The government has decided to establish a high level task force to monitor the progress of implementation of national action plan. The task force will comprise of senior representatives of all concerned departments and agencies of the federal government and the provinces. It was decided in a high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to review various aspects of implementation of national action plan. The meeting reaffirmed the national resolve to eliminate terrorism and extremism from everywhere in pakistan. Restoration of complete peace and tranquility shall remain the top priority of the government and all the state institutions, the meeting resolved. It was stressed that intelligence agencies perform a vital role in guaranteeing national security and safeguarding national interest for which they will be provided all necessary resources and support. The meeting took a strategic review of regional and internal security situation and in that context also focused of the latest trends of activities of hostile intelligence agencies to destabilize Pakistan. The participants agreed to scale up the existing efforts to neutralize hostile elements through a coordinated and focused effort. The Prime Minister directed that no effort be spared to ensure complete and effective implementation of the plan. He stressed the need to take result oriented and time bound action, with a view to completely eliminate and eradicate the menace of terrorism from the soil of Pakistan.
May 13, 2018