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Military courts part of National Action Plan: PM Nawaz

Updated December 30, 2014

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — AFP/File
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting Tuesday to review progress on the implementation of the National Action Plan for countering terrorism in the country.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed, Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif, Director General Inter Services Intelligence Gen Rizwan Akhter and Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Major Gen Amir Riaz and Federal Law Secretary Barrister Zafarullah also attended the meeting.

During the meeting, PM Nawaz expressed confidence over various measures adopted for countering terrorism, and hoped that terrorism would be eliminated from Pakistan through the collective resolve of the government and citizens.

The premier said the government will refer cases of hardcore terrorists, who are responsible for mass murders of innocent civilians, kids and young soldiers, to special military courts.

"Special courts are part of the national action plan and are meant to provide an extraordinary solution for an extraordinary problem. All institutions would have to carefully scrutinise cases to be sent for prosecution in the special military tribunals," said the PM.

He said the formation of a unified action plan was a manifestation of national consensus on the issue of terrorism, adding that the government would ensure its swift implementation.

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