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July 4, 2015

Interior ministry says NGOs not fall under NAP scope

ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Saturday dispelled the notion that National Action Plan was not being implemented.

In an apparent response to Supreme Court judge Justice Jawed S Khawaja’s remarks in which he observed that the NAP was a joke with the nation, spokesman for the interior ministry said NGOs and their funding do not fall within the scope of the National Action Plan.

NAP was chalked out after deadly militant raid on Peshawar’s army run school in December last year.

The ministry said the implementation of NAP was not the sole responsibility of a single institution or a ministry rather it was a national agenda which different ministries of the federal government, armed forces, intelligence agencies and provincial government’s were trying to execute.

The spokesman said 54,376 operations were carried out under the National Action Plan, and the ministry intends to present a detained report in the Supreme Court next week.

The ministry said despite several foreign and domestic hurdles in the implementation of the NAP, Pakistan is among the country’s that has seen a decline in acts of terrorism.