Aitzaz, Shah say govt should admit failure in implementing NAP




The federal government and the Interior Ministry have failed badly in implementing the National Action Plan (NAP) in letter and spirit due to which another blast took place in the provincial Quetta on Thursday.

This was stated by senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan and leader of Opposition in National Assembly (NA) Syed Khursheed Shah while talking to media personnel during their visit to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Quetta to inquire about the health of the injured of the Quetta blast. PPP leaders Robina Khalid and Nafisa Shah were also present on the occasion.

Aitzaz said that the government and the Interior Ministry had paid little attention towards implementing NAP, which had resulted in the Quetta tragedy and yesterday’s blast. He also inquired about the health of the injured and condoled with the bereaved families over the death of their loved ones in the Quetta bombing.

He said that NAP was created to deal with the menace of terrorism under which NACTA was to be made active besides implementation of 20 other points but it was all in vain. He urged all the agencies to concentrate on what’s going on in Quetta and other areas of the Balochistan province.

Speaking on the occasion, Syed Khursheed Shah said that the government and Interior Ministry should admit their failure in providing security to lives and property of the public and the Quetta tragedy which claimed 72 lives was worst example of the failure of the two, he added.

He stressed the need of strengthening the state instead of the government. Prime Nawaz Sharif should be aware of the traitors in his party ranks who don’t want to see peace and stability within the party or the country, he said.

Khursheed Shah said that political loss doesn’t matter but the loss of lives is the really big and irreparable loss. “We all needed to join hands for a national cause instead of creating divisions which are neither good for the country nor the people,” he added.