ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called a high-level meeting on security situation on Monday to discuss the lapses in the National Action Plan (NAP in the surge in terror attacks over the past few weeks especially the one on the Bacha Khan University, Chrasadda.

Insiders in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz(PML-N) informed that since the Charsadda terror attack, the Prime Minister, who is in Davos to attend the World Economic Forum moot, is in constant touch with the relevant people here and himself monitoring the situation.

The follow up contacts made by the Army Chief with high-ups Afghan government were also made in consultation with the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and it was also decided in the telephonic conversation between the two that on his return from abroad a high-level meeting of both military and civilian leadership would be called to discuss and review the security arrangements in the country.

Sources in the government confirmed to The Nation that a major shuffle in the security plan is expected in the Monday’s meeting wherein the loopholes in the implementation of the National Action Plan, including lack of coordination among the federal and provincial law enforcement apparatus, inadequate and slack intelligence sharing mechanism and other such things would come up for discussion.

Sources said that once again the issue of activation of National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) would figure in the meeting as over the past several months the government had badly failed to put the body in automation and use it as an active tool of intelligence sharing among the federal and provincial law enforcement agencies and then proper dissemination of the information to the relevant quarters.

A senior leader in the ruling PML-N said that some major and radical changes in the government’s strategy to deal with the menace of terrorism are on the cards and proactive use of NACTA is one of it.

Sources in the government informed that the Prime Minister would himself talk to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the light of the preliminary investigation of Charsadda terror attack and the strong indications of Afghan soil being used for its execution.

The Afghan government had ruled out use of its land for the conduct of Charsadda attack and brushed aside the information shared with it by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif with Afghan leadership on Thursday.

Sources said that the issue of cross-border movement of militants with Afghanistan would also come under discussion and Islamabad would likely devise some strategy to restrict the movement of Afghans on the long and porous border between the two states.

Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak and some other opposition leaders have also demanded sealing off of the border with Afghanistan which according to authorities would not be possible. However, the movement of the militants across Pak-Afghan border could be restricted to certain level, an official in the government said.

Sources further informed that in a next few days the Pakistani security officials would be meeting with Afghan government for better coordination and cooperation to restrict the movement of militants across Pak-Afghan border.