Pak Govt plans crackdown on militant outfits

Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry while talking in DawnNews program Do Raaye told that the government had taken a firm decision that there would be a stern action against all militant groups. This, he said, was in accordance with the political consensus contained in the National Action Plan (NAP).

According to “Dawn”, the National Security Committee had in its Feb 21 meeting “decided to accelerate action against proscribed organizations” and ordered re-imposition of ban on JuD and FIF. Prime Minister Imran Khan had on that occasion, while emphasizing eradication of “militancy and extremism” from society, said the state could not be allowed to “become hostage to extremists”

According to the media report, a security official hinted that Pakistan may withdraw its opposition to the listing of JeM chief as global terrorist by the UN Security Council. “The state has to decide whether individual is important or the larger national interest of the country,” the official was quoted as saying in The Express Tribune.