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There’s no going back!

Addressing the 178th corps commanders’ conference at the General Headquarters on Thursday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said the entire nation was looking towards political and military leadership of Pakistan to take bold and meaningful decisions leading to stern action against terrorists and their sympathisers.

Nisar chairs meeting of NACTA

ISLAMABAD- A meeting of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), chaired by interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, is currently taking place at the Prime Minister’s House in Islamabad, private media reported.

Working group proposes 21 special anti-terror courts

The working group tasked to come up with recommendations for an Anti-Terrorism National Action Plan (ATNAP) has urged the government to immediately set up 21 Special Courts across the country for swift disposal of terrorism cases under the Protection of Pakistan Act (PPA).

Can govt’s parliamentary body save us from terrorism?

While noted defence experts have expressed scepticism over the government’s move to form a parliamentary committee for framing an anti-terrorism action plan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has also expressed its reservations over the committee’s formation with PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi stating that the party chief Imran Khan had proposed the government forms an experts’ committee and not a parliamentary committee.

Whither merit?

As many as 500 candidates were caught cheating during the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) assessment exam held in the previous week. According to details, around 500 candidates were caught solving papers

NACTA Bill moved in NA

The government on Thursday introduced two bills in the National Assembly, including the National Counter Terrorism Authority Bill, 2013 and the Defence Housing Authority Islamabad Bill 2013. Both bills were piloted by

Non-functional NACTA awaits statutory status

ISLAMABAD – With terrorism being the number one problem of Pakistan, a non-functional National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) awaits its statutory status since December 2009 which can only come about if the government finalizes the NACTA bill, which is at the mercy of a recently formed dissenting three-member ministerial committee
The prime minister had announced the formation of the NACTA in December 2009 through executive order and Tariq Pervaiz, who had served as

Cabinet set to approve NACTA Ordinance 2011

ISLAMABAD – The federal cabinet would, in principle, give approval for the promulgation of National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Ordinance 2011 in what appears to be farewell meeting scheduled on Wednesday. The decision was earlier taken in a high-level meeting on ‘national security’ presided over by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in May last year.
The government took around 10 months to develop consensus among political and religious leadership for developing unanimity