September 10, 2015
10Sep15_NH فرقہ واریت
Law enforc­es have also been direct­ed to start countr­ywide campai­gn agains­t use of illega­l weapon­s
ISLAMABAD: In a high-level meeting to review progress of the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP), the country’s top civil-military leadership approved a countrywide crackdown against sectarianism.
The meeting of the national apex committee, which was held at the Prime Minister’s House in Islamabad on Thursday, also decided to expedite action against militants in Sindh and Balochistan.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif accorded their approval to civilian law enforcement agencies to start a crackdown against those responsible for spreading sectarian violence in the country, sources privy to the proceedings of the meeting told The Express Tribune.
The meeting also discussed introducing fresh legislation, seeking to completely ban sectarianism and its financiers.
Law enforcers were also directed to start a campaign to purge the country of illegal weapons, they added.
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan informed participants of the meeting that over 0.5 million weapons were confiscated by law enforcers during an on-going crackdown against those holding illegal weapons.
Further, the civil-military brass discussed the next phase of the on-going security forces’ operation against militants in the north-western areas of the country.


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