ISLAMABAD  - The government on Monday termed the unanimous approach of all political factions and others against terrorism and reopening of educational institutions with new vigour are a clear ray of hope to end menace of terrorism from the country. The government will make all-out efforts to properly implement all the recommendations of National Action Plan (NAC) to end terrorism and give rights to all segments of the society.
“All relevant departments have been geared up to be more vigilant and apart from military courts action is being taken against hate material as only in the federal capital, seven cases have been registered in this regard,” said State Minister for Interior Baleeg-ur-rahman while winding up the debate about the incident of attack by terrorists on Army Public School in Peshawar.
About the National Action Plan (NAP), the minister said that meetings are being held regularly for proper implementation of 20 recommendations prepared by NAP. “In order to deal with proscribed organizations, apex committees have been formed to take up suitable measures,” he said, adding that the KP government was thrice informed about the threat to Army Public School (Peshawar).
About registration of religious seminaries, Baleeg-ur-rahman said that un-registered religious seminaries would be registered as responsible authorities assured their cooperation in this regard. “The government will accomplish this task without any discrimination,” he added.
About the un-registered SIM, he said that 103 million SIMs will be re-verified through bio-metric system. “Bio-metric registration of Afghan refugees is also in the pipeline,” he said while sharing the measures to end terrorism from the country.
He further said that total 141 persons including 123 students were martyred in the Peshawar attack incident. “All the terrorists were identified,” he said, adding as a part of compensation Rs5 lakh for the family members of each martyred and Rs2 lakh for each injured have been distributed.
Earlier, MQM lawmakers staged walkout from the proceedings over alleged extra-judicial murderers of their party workers. “The Sindh government is giving no value to our concern... federal government should intervene and take notice on it,” said MQM’s lawmaker Farooq Sattar while blaming Sindh government, at the fag end of proceedings.
The MQM lawmakers also raised slogans against the Sindh government and left the house.
Taking the floor, PPP’s lawmaker Aijaz Jhakrani said that the Sindh government would take notice on all the reservations of MQM.
Taking part in the debate, a treasury benches lawmaker Aasiya Naz Tanoli could not control on her emotions and wept while speaking on this topic.
Another government benches lawmaker, PkMAP chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai, said that no military solution can eliminate the menace of terrorism as democratic Pakistan can resolve terrorism from the country. “War against terrorism cannot be won without the support of people,” he said adding that the people from the area of Balochistan, Sindh and FATA are not much happy with the state so there was need to appease them to stand united against the terrorism.
He also sought fixing the responsibility of Army Public School Peshawar tragic incident, saying even a single person did not opt to resign.
A PPP lawmaker Shazia Marri, on her turn, said there was a need to implement all the 20 recommendations prepared by National Action Plan. “We have established military courts but rest of 19 recommendations should also be implemented,” she added.
She further criticized the attack on people gathered for death anniversary of Salman Tasser in Lahore.
Taking part in debate, Afzal Dhandla said that there was no need to close schools due to threat of terrorism.
Earlier, annual report of the Central Board of Directorate of the State Bank on the state of Pakistan’s economy for year 2013-14 was presented in the house.