Clarification: The spokesperson of the Interior Ministry has strongly contradicted the news item regarding 'Implementation report 2016 released by the Interior Ministry on National Action Plan'. Terming the news item as completely baseless, the spokesperson said that no such report has been released by the Interior Ministry nor authorized by the Interior Minister.

A progress report on the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) in 2016 acquired by DawnNews on Monday conceded that NAP was unable to effectively block financial support for terrorists and terorrist organisations.

It claimed that the NAP had been unable to stop the re-emergence of 'proscribed organisations' under new names.

It added that progress has been slow in Balochistan and that 'political reconciliation' with all the stakeholders in the province has yet to be achieved.

However, the report noted that terrorism in Karachi decreased by 80 per cent, whereas a significant decrease was also seen in incidents of robberies, murders and target killing in the city.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has recently faced criticism for the government's inaction in curbing militancy in the country.

A recent report issued by a judicial commission probing the Quetta Civil Hospital attack comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Supreme Court had criticised the interior minister for meeting with the heads of some banned groups and 'acceding' to their demands.

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After the commission's report was made public, Nisar had addressed a press conference and said that he has been "bashed" about his political and personal conduct and that he will tackle that criticism in the coming days.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the Interior Ministry had released a progress report on NAP authorised by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar. The error is regretted.

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