Interior Minister announces basic change in policy on terrorism

Islamabad: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said the government has introduced basic change in its policy on terrorism and decided to target terrorist leadership in their headquarters.

He was presenting first ever National Security Policy of the country in National Assembly on Wednesday. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was also present in the House.

The Interior Minister said the policy has three parts. He said the government gave priority to dialogues with those who wanted to talk.

The Interior Minister said talks were held with commitment and transparently; however‚ unfortunately the violence in the country did not come to an end. He said the Prime Minister in the wake of grave violent incidents decided to suspend the talks.

He said violence and talks cannot move forward simultaneously. The Interior Minister told the National Assembly that input of all the stakeholders was taken for the formulation of policy.

It may be recalled that the approval to the policy was given in a meeting of the Federal Cabinet in Islamabad on Tuesday chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

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