PM DIRECTS FM TO CONSULT OPPOSITION ONCE AGAIN ON NAP
ISLAMABAD (9 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to consult the opposition once again on the National Action Plan (NAP).
The foreign minister called on the prime minister on Thursday. During the meeting, PM Khan directed FM Qureshi to remove the oppostions’s reservations regarding the meeting and the opposition members should be briefed wherever they please.
It was reported that the premier also instructed the foreign after removing the reservations of opposition, the dialogue on the matter of military courts should also move forward.
However, the minister has said that they are ready to brief the opposition members in the chambers of Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif. “Along with parliamentary members, I am ready to brief the whole House,” he explained.
PM, Qureshi discuss appointment of members of ECP
The prime minister and FM Qureshi also discussed the appointment of vacant posts of members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) during the meeting.
Implementing National Action Plan is priority of government: PM
Earlier today, PM Imran Khan said that the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) is the main priority of his government.
The prime minister chaired the first-ever meeting of the National Internal Security Committee at the Prime Minister’s Office.
During the meeting, the premier reiterated that Pakistan is firmly committed to not allow any militant group to operate in the country or use its territory for any militant activity within or outside Pakistan.
The committee decided to constitute Expert Working Groups to ensure seamless coordination and implementation of every aspect of the NAP.
PM Imran Khan recounted the various legislative and administrative measures taken by his government to deal with militancy and to combat terror financing, money laundering and hawala-hundi.
He stressed upon the need for continued and sustained on-ground efforts to take the struggle against these crimes to a conclusive end.
“Pakistan has suffered immensely, both in terms of human lives as well as material losses, due to the menace of terrorism. As a result of the immense sacrifices rendered by the armed forces, intelligence agencies, police, and other law enforcement agencies,” he mentioned.
“We have made significant progress towards combating terrorism and ensuring peace,” Imran Khan added. He asserted that the PTI-led government remains committed to removing all impediments in the implementation of NAP.