Shehbaz Sharif On Terrorism: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has accused former Prime Minister Imran Khan of terrorism in Pakistan. He says that Imran Khan is responsible for terrorist incidents in the country. The National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism was not implemented properly and the government of Imran Khan was responsible for it. He said that our government will now implement this action plan which was not in existence for the last 4 years, due to which there was an increase in terrorism.
Referring during a meeting held on Sunday, he said that the result of not implementing this action plan in the last 4 years was that there was a 56 percent increase in terrorist attacks in the year 2021. At the same time, according to the report of The Express Tribune, a report by the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) has revealed that in the year 2021, terrorists carried out 294 attacks in which 388 people were killed and 606 people were injured.
National Action Plan will be implemented again
Making the announcement in Lahore, Shahbaz Sharif said that this National Action Plan will be implemented again. The Imran government could not even implement it in the last 4 years. He further said that terrorism has increased in the last 4 years due to the neglect of the role of the provinces in the NAP. He blamed the PTI government for ignoring the importance of the action plan and giving a free hand to terrorism.
NAP passed after attack on Army Public School
In the year 2014, there was a terrorist attack on the Army Public School. 149 people, including at least 132 children, were killed in this attack. After the attack, a national consensus was developed to take strict action against terrorists and it was decided that strict action should be taken against these terrorists through a concerted effort. Then, the Ministry of Terrorism prepared a 20-point NAP to counter terrorism and extremism which was passed in Parliament on 24 December 2014.
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