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Pakistani leaders agree to improve National Action Plan

Pakistan Forward

ISLAMABAD -- The National Security Committee (NSC), Pakistan's top national security body, Monday (December 18) agreed to speed up the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP), Dawn reported Tuesday (December 19).

The counter-terrorism plan, which is aimed at cracking down on terrorism and supplementing on-going military operations, stems from a militant attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar in December 2014 that left about 150 children and teachers dead.

The NSC, which Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chairs and includes top civil-military officials, reviewed the NAP on the plan's third anniversary and ordered finalisation of the National Security Policy, which officials have been preparing for years.

"The National Security Committee observed that while fair progress had been made in the implementation of the NAP, certain areas such as policy and institutional reform needed more commitment and attention," said a statement issued by Abbasi's office.

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