A day after an all-party conference (APC) adopted a unanimous National Action Plan to root out terrorism and extremism, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif directed all concerned in army and intelligence agencies to initiate an action on an urgent basis for speedy and effective implementation of the plan. According to Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj-General Asim Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif chaired a high-level security meeting at military general headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
According to DG ISPR, the army chief also paid rich tributes to national political leadership for their spirit and unwavering resolve to rid Pakistan of the menace of terrorism through reforms and administrative measures. The DG ISPR said the meeting reviewed all activities to be undertaken by army and intelligence agencies as part of National Action Plan. “Chief of Army Staff hoped, in keeping with confidence and trust of the nation, we can transform this consensus into practical actions on ground,” Bajwa tweeted on a social networking website to share details of the follow-up meeting of the Wednesday APC in which the political and military leadership unanimously adopted the National Action Plan finalised by a parliamentary committee.
He said that the CoAS directed all concerned in army and intelligence agencies to initiate action on an urgent basis for speedy and an effective implementation of the national action plan. The 20-point action plan, which was outlined by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a late night televised address to the nation, also includes establishment of special trial courts for swift disposal of terrorism cases. Headed by military officers, the special trial courts for a period of two years would be established through constitutional and legal amendments. The special measures were undertaken in the wake of the December 16 Peshawar massacre.
SOURCE: RECORDER REPORT