NACTA vide section 4 of NACTA Act 2013 and National Internal Security Policy (2014-18) is mandated to frame a National Narrative to counter extremism.
National Internal Security Policy (NISP 2014-18) states that constructing a robust national narrative on extremism, sectarianism, terrorism and militancy is the corner stone of ideological response to non-traditional threats. Such a narrative is essential for coming up with, ideological denominators in a diverse society.
NACTA adopted following formulation model;
NACTA held a workshop on development of National Narrative on 14th-15th January, 2017 at Bahria University Islamabad campus and invited Religious scholar, intelligentsia, educational institutions, media and other key stakeholders including Senators, Constitutional law experts, retired civil servants, academicians, economists, social scientists, member of civil society, serving public servants etc. for constructing and disseminating the National Narrative.
The National Narrative Workshop participants worked on the eight themes according to their expertise as under:
The essence of the recommendations of these thematic groups is given as under;
NACTA consolidated the work of experts as per recommendations and Federal Experts Committee reviewed these recommendations and NACTA prepared National Narrative document along with strategies, action plan, activities, budget and operational liabilities. NACTA has submitted this document to the Government in July 2017 for its approval/implementation.