A meeting on national security has agreed to establish a high-level task force to monitor the progress of implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP).
The meeting presided by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday decided that the Task Force will comprise senior representatives of all concerned departments and agencies of the federal government and the provinces.
The meeting reaffirmed the national resolve to eliminate terrorism and extremism from everywhere in Pakistan. Restoration of complete peace and tranquility shall remain the top priority of the Government and all the state institutions, the meeting resolved.
It was stressed that intelligence agencies perform a vital role in guaranteeing national security and safeguarding national interest for which they will be provided all necessary resources and support.
The meeting took a strategic review of regional and internal security situation and in that context also focused of the latest trends of activities of hostile intelligence agencies to destabilise Pakistan.
The participants agreed to scale up the existing efforts to neutralise hostile elements through a co-ordinated and focused effort.
The Prime Minister directed that no effort be spared to ensure complete and effective implementation of the plan.
He stressed the need to take a result-oriented and time-bound action, with a view to completely eliminating and eradicating the menace of terrorism from the soil of Pakistan.
Those who attended the meeting included Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Interior, General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs, Tariq Fatemi, SAPM on Foreign Affairs, Lieutenant General (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, NSA, Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar, DG ISI Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry Foreign Secretary, Aftab Sultan, DG IB, Major General Muhammad Humayun Saleem DG(C), Major General Tariq Qaddus, DG (CT) Major General Nadeem Zaki Manj, DG MI, Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, DG MO. -PR