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A briefing was organized today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,to apprise the diplomatic corps on the recent counter terrorism efforts made by Pakistan, under the National Action Plan. Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehmina Janjua and Secretary Ministry of Interior, Major(r) Azam Suleman Khan jointly briefed the diplomatic corps.

Secretary Interior gave an overview of Pakistan’s contribution to the fight against terrorism. He noted that the National Security Committee at its meeting held on 1 January 2019 reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the fight against terrorism and extremism. The NSC decided to expedite the implementation of the National Action Plan on which there was a complete national consensus.

The diplomats were informed that the recent actions were mainly focused against all proscribed organizations and individuals, in particular the implementation of the targeted financial sanctions against them. In this regard, he briefed them on the actions to freeze the assets of such entities and individuals.

Secretary Interior also apprised the diplomats about the measures to strengthen Pakistan’s administrative and legal framework for countering terrorism and financing of terrorism, in accordance with its international obligations.

It was underscored that the recent counter terrorism actions are concrete, verifiable and irreversible. These actions would continue until terrorism and extremism are eliminated from the country.


3 April 2019

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