ISLAMABAD - Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said yesterday that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had evolved consensus against terrorism and united all political parties to root out this menace from the country.

Talking to a private news channel, he said National Action Plan (NAP) was an appreciable step. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah had recently accepted that 70-80 percent success against terrorism was made possible due to NAP. International community was also supportive of the NAP, he added.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari and Pervez Musharraf had failed to formulate NAP, he said adding, credit goes to PML-N for formulating the same.

Pervaiz Rashid said the parliamentary system was working in the country to monitor NAP and government’s performance. He said if Bilawal Bhutto Zardari knew the name of any supporter of ‘Daesh’ present in Islamabad, he should tell his name.

Responding to a question, he said it had still not been proved that who was responsible for Model Town Lahore killings. He said the PML-N was given the responsibility to form a government for the third time and added bloodshed was not its culture. He said NAP had restored peace in Karachi. The menace of terrorism started in the country in the year 2000 during the tenure of Pervez Musharraf.

The minister said Musharraf regime should have made the NAP at that time to cope with the threat of terrorism. He said Pakistan People’s Party’s government did not pay heed to devising any plan to eliminating terrorism. Whereas PML-N, immediately after taking over the reins of the government, started efforts for strengthening economy, and eradicating terrorism. He said now the terrorists were being caught and punished. The International community was also supporting NAP, he added.

The information minister said some people of PPP had certain personal grievances and pains, which they expressed on the death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto.