Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif expressed commitment to restoring the role of provinces in the National Action Plan (NAP), which the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had allegedly ignored, in a meeting on 26 June.

The 20-point NAP was drawn up after the December 2014 terrorist attack on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar.


Sharif was of the view that the increase in terrorism was due to the ignorance of the NAP.

“This role of the provinces will be restored that remained missing during the last four years,” said the PM.

“Ensuring law and order is essential for restoring the national economy and development in the country. The fight against terrorism would continue till its elimination,” said Shehbaz. He further pledged to never compromise on the defence and security of Pakistan.

He said that the entire country was united in the effort to eradicate terrorism, standing behind the armed forces and law-enforcement agencies.

The meeting also reviewed the steps taken to eliminate the source of terror financing and relevant laws.