After Army Public School attack on 16th of December 2014, a national consensus was evolved to come down hard on the the terrorists through a concerted national effort. Whereas the National Internal Security Policy 2014 pointed out the broad policy guidelines and long-drawn reforms in various state institutions, a need to felt to chalk out an Action Plan with specific, mostly quantifiable and ultimately time-bound agenda to curb the scourge of terrorism which had by now started massacring even innocent school-age children.
A 20 Points National Action Plan (NAP) for countering terrorism and extremism was chalked out by NACTA/ Ministry of Interior in consultation with the stakeholders and approved on 24th of December, 2014 by the Parliament. After the National Internal Security Policy 2014, it was the 2nd consensual policy document approved by the Government. The National Action Plan, spelled out the specifics for the counter-terrorism drive in the country.
NAP Implementation Framework:
Consequent upon the approval of 20 points National Action Plan (NAP) on 24th of December, 2014 by a special session of the Parliament, Prime Minister directed the then Minister for Interior, Mr. Nisar Ali Khan to design an implementation and monitoring mechanism for NAP, as implementation of NAP involved both Federal Ministries and Provincial Governments. An implementation framework was thus evolved at the Federal Level on NAP agenda items pertaining to the Federal Government, while Provincial Apex Committees under the Chief Ministers were established for overseeing the agenda points relevant to Provinces.
NAP Monitoring & Status Report:
NACTA was assigned and entrusted with the role of monitoring body of National Action Plan. In NACTA, DG (M&E) is entrusted with the monitoring of NAP, who is assisted by relevant staff.
An annotated status report on each agenda item of NAP is detailed below:
|S||NAP Agenda Item||Current Status|
|1.||Death Sentence to Convicted Terrorists||484 Executions|
|2.||Special (Army’s) Anti-terrorism Trial Courts||11 Courts 388 Cases|
|3.||Ban on activity of militant outfits and armed gangs||5,06,072 Combing Ops. 2,28,640 Arrests|
|4.||Strengthening of NACTA||Hiring + Building + Budget 1.38 Billion|
|5.||Strict action against Hate/ Extremist Literature||1351 cases, 2525 Arrests|
|6.||Countering Financing of Terrorism||Model Laws NGOs obligatory Cash Declaration CFT investigation Units, Freezing & Seizure Rules’ 16
Hawala/Hundi Regulation, CFT Directorate
|7.||Action against re-emergence of Proscribed Organizations||Passport /Bank AC Ban ATA 1997 Bans|
|8.||Establishing dedicated CFT (CT force)||Under provincial police|
|9.||Effective steps against religious persecution.||Pertains to Provinces|
|10.||Registration and regulation of religious seminaries||ITMP Registration forms|
|11.||Ban on glorification of terrorism in press/media||PEMRA, FIA, PTA|
|12.||Administrative and development reforms in FATA||Drafts Reforms in Cabinet|
|13.||Dismantling Communication Network||98.3 Million SIMS|
|14.||Measures against abuse of internet for terrorism
|937 URLs blocked
FIA, PTA, Tat’heer
|15.||Zero tolerance for militancy in Punjab||Pertains to Punjab Government|
|16.||Ongoing operation in Karachi||Target Killing (↓91%)
33,378 Illegal weapons
|17.||Baluchistan reconciliation with all stakeholders||Surrender of Ferraris|
|18.||Dealing firmly with sectarian terrorists||185 Cases (2012)
37 Cases (2016)
|19.||Formulation of policy for Afghan refugees||1,76,000 dubious CNICs blocked
National Refugees Law
|20.||Revamping and reforming the criminal justice system||National Consultations|
The status is updated as of 1st October, 2017.