Punjab takes lead in implementing NAP


ISLAMABAD: On the directions of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif the National Action Plan (NAP) for countering terrorism and extremism is under way in all parts of the country.

According to the data available so far Punjab has by far exceeded all other provinces as well as Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir in its implementation.

According to an official statement issued here on Friday, so far 20 convicted criminals have been executed since the launch of NAP including 14 in Punjab, 5 in Sindh and one in KP. Compliance from other provinces is still awaited.

5487 search operations have been conducted in Punjab as against 322 in Sindh, 1223 in KP, 12 in Balochistan and 275 in Islamabad. Compliance from other provinces is still awaited. 33591 people were searched in Stop and Search at check posts in Punjab, 2887 in KP, 20 in Balochistan and 484 in Islamabad. Compliance from other provinces is still awaited.

958 people have been arrested so far in Punjab, 244 in Sindh, 234 in KP, 188 in Balochistan and 235 in Islamabad. Compliance from other provinces is still awaited. 436 people were identified for hate speech in Punjab and 17 in KP. Out of these 329 were arrested in Punjab while 10 in KP. Compliance from other provinces is still awaited.

For the misuse of loudspeakers 2837 cases were registered in Punjab out of which 1471 were arrested. 14 people were arrested in Islamabad on this charge. Compliance from other provinces is still awaited.

41 shops have been sealed in Punjab. Compliance from other provinces is still awaited. Hate material has been confiscated from 1085 places in Punjab. Compliance from other provinces is still awaited. 166,000 Afghan refugees have been registered in Punjab. Data not available from other provinces.

On charges of glorification of terrorism Punjab is the only province where legislation is in process in this regard. Punjab is also the only province where media consultation has been started.

Appreciating the efforts of the government of Punjab in this regard, the Prime Minister also asked other provinces to implement NAP in its letter and spirit in order to eradicate the menace of terrorism and extremism from the country.

He said the government would provide necessary resources for the capacity building of law enforcement agencies in all parts of the country.

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