Govt committed to ending terrorism through NAP: law minister


LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Local Government (LG), Muhammad Basharat Raja has said that the provincial government is committed to eradicating menaces of terrorism and sectarianism through the implementation of National Action Programme (NAP) in letter and spirit.

He was presiding over a meeting with a delegation of Tehreek-e-Nifaz Fiqa Jaffria (TNFJ) Punjab, which called on him at Punjab Assembly on Tuesday.

The TNFJ delegation comprising Allama Hassan Kazmi, Syed Mohsin Hamdani, Syed Hussain Muqaddasi, Zahid Abbas Kazmi, Aqeel Hussain Naqvi and others, assured to stand shoulder to shoulder with the government against any kind of terrorism inflicted on the nation.

The delegation presented certain problems being faced by the Shia community in Punjab and sought government’s assistance towards their resolution.

Basharat Raja thanking the delegation said that all political parties were unanimously supporting the implementation of NAP but it was to the credit of PTI government who was performing the best in this regard.

He said, “The constitution of Pakistan protects the religious rights of all citizens without any prejudice and no one has the right to provoke the religious beliefs of other sections or communities. Pakistan has suffered from terrorism more than any other country in the world so we will continue to combat extremism through NAP until the end of this devil.”

Basharat Raja assured the delegation to discuss its issues with the Chief Minister Punjab and solve them at the earliest.