NAP implementation is a shared responsibility: Govt spokesman

ISLAMABAD: The federal government will continue to pursue the National Action Plan (NAP) and all other initiatives to bring about a positive change in the life of common man, said a government spokesman on Wednesday. In a press statement, he however added that implementation of the National Action Plan was a shared responsibility and all institutions have to play their role while remaining within the ambit of the constitution. The government’s statement comes a day after the Corps Commanders’ meeting chaired by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif. At the meeting, General Sharif had lauded the ongoing operations against the terrorism and underlined the need for ‘matching governance’ to achieve long-term gains. The government spokesman said the decisive action taken by the government against extremism and terrorism over the past two years has been widely acknowledged. “Successful implementation of this strategy was only possible due to broad political consensus achieved by this government, brave action by men and officers of armed forces and coordinated efforts by provincial governments’ police, civil armed forces and intelligence agencies,” the statement added. “The apex judiciary has also extended its full support to this effort.” The spokesman further said, “most importantly credit goes to the people of Pakistan who wholeheartedly supported this operation”. “True to its belief that it is accountable to the people of Pakistan, the government has taken all its decisions in an open and transparent manner keeping the national interest as its foremost priority,” the statement said. He said the government’s firm commitment to good governance has been the hallmark of all its policies. The initiatives taken by the government are showing visible results in improved law and order situation and vibrant economic development, the statement added


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