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February 28, 2015

Students for intensifying implementation of NAP

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February 28, 2015

LAHORE: A two-day consultation and joint strategy meeting of more than 80 NGOs, university students and youth groups, unanimously urged the government and security forces to speed up the National Action Plan (NAP) to curb terrorism in the country.
Around 200 representatives of more than 80 civil society groups gathered at a local hotel Friday to chalk out a joint future plan and strategy to work for peace and counter extremism in the society.
Punjab Minister for Youth Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan and prominent persons from civil society attended the consultation to connect and build peace in the larger sections of society. The two-day sitting resolved to broaden its network and expand the areas of work to counter violence.
They aimed at doing more work in southern Punjab where there was more poverty and lack of education. The NGOs and civil society groups shared their experiences of activism and counter violence extremism with one another.
Students also performed theatre on the theme of peace during the first day showcasing. A group of students from Islamia University Bahawalpur staged a brief play in the memory of students and children who died in Army Public School, Peshawar on December 16, 2014.

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