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Nawaz summons meeting to review national action plan

Nawaz summons meeting to review national action plan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has summoned an important meeting on Tuesday to review the national action plan to counter terrorism and extremism.

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The meeting will be attended by the Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, the Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (DG-ISI) General Rizwan Akhtar and other high officials.

A 20-point national action plan against terrorism was approved in an all parties conference held in Islamabad last week. The action includes among others established of military courts and a special anti-terrorism force.

The conference was held in the aftermath of a deadly terror attack that hit an army-run school in the country’s northwestern Peshawar city that claimed lives of 150 persons mostly school children.

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Later on Saturday, the prime minister constituted 15 committees for the implementation of the national action plan.

The interior minister would lead 11 committees which would deal with proposals given in the action plan.

The rest of the committees would be headed by the Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed and the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehtab Ahmed Khan separately.

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The committees also include ministers, senior government officials and top army officials such as the directors general of the ISI and Military Operations.

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