Nawaz Sharif announces national plan to combat terrorism

Peshawar: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday announced that Pakistan will have a national plan within a week to combat militancy, a day after 148 people, mostly children, were killed in a Taliban attack in Peshawar.
Sharif, who chaired an All Party Conference here in the wake of the massacre at the Army Public School, said, “Today’s conference has decided to draft an action against terrorists and act upon it immediately.”

Addressing the media, Sharif flanked by Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan condemned the attack terming it as worst attack in Pakistan’s history.

Member of armed forces, intelligence and political parties will be a part of the committee. On the ongoing military operation against militants in North Waziristan, Sharif said, “Operation Zarb-e-Azb is continuing successfully but what we have decided today encompasses how to tackle terrorism from the whole country.”

Regarding lifting the ban on death penalty in terror cases, Sharif said, “We have proposed terror cases should be expedited.”

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