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Rabbani calls for formulating counter-terrorism law

October 31, 2012

Senator Raza Rabbani, who is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for National Security. — Photo by APP/File

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday said that there was a need to formulate a counter-terrorism law to overcome the threat of terrorism in the country.

Speaking to the media after a meeting of the committee, Rabbani said that the proposed law should also cover the fundamental rights of the people.

A British lawyer and an expert on anti-terrorism laws, Lord Alexander Charles Carlyle, also attended the PCNS meeting.

During the meeting chaired by Senator Rabbani, Lord Carlyle briefed the committee on Britain's counter-terrorism laws.

Rabbani said that a law to counter terrorism was being formulated in the country.

"We will take into consideration the counter-terrorism laws enforced in different countries," he added.

Replying to a question, he said that recommendations pertaining to the recovery of missing persons would be given the final approval in the next session of the committee.