Security institutions to be made more integrated

Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif presided over a high-level meeting on Monday which was attended by civil and military leaders. A number of important decisions were made in the meeting along with the decision to form 29 new wings of the Civil Armed Forces in order to tackle terrorism, reported Dunya News.

It was also decided in the meeting that the task force which makes implementation upon the National Action Plan (NAP) be handed over to Advisor to the Prime Minister (PM) on National Security Lieutenant General (retd.) Nisar Janjua.

The new wings of the Civil Armed Forces shall serve to improve internal security and administrative affairs on the borders. It was decided in the meeting that action shall be taken against banned outfits that function under alternative names whereas effective measures shall also be taken against curbing the financing of the terrorists.

The task force that shall ensure implementation upon the NAP will include Interior Secretary, NationalCounter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Director General (DG), Chief Secretaries of all four provinces, Inspector Generals (IGs), Home Secretaries and Additional Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) DG Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar and other federal ministers and high-level civil officials participated in the meeting.

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