Pakistan will launch an anti-terrorism campaign in March 2019
Pakistani state secretary Shehryar Khan Afridi told the media that the government has decided to launch the National Action Plan, a comprehensive action plan to punish terrorists and support Counter-terrorism.
The announcement came after the assassination attempt was carried out on former senator and senior politician Syed Ali Raza Abidi, who was killed after being shot by an unknown terrorist in his house in Karachi. This is the fourth terrorist attack in Karachi within a month, raising serious concerns about the country’s anti-terrorism problems.
The Secretary of State said the government will also restore the National Terrorism Prevention Agency (NACTA), a national agency established to gather information dissemination and coordination among all relating institutions aimed at fighting terrorism and extremism.
Shehryar Khan Afridi said: “We will try to eliminate this type of issue from the country by joint efforts of all relevant institutions, including provinces and central government, and Those who want to destabilize the country will soon be identified “.
An anti-corruption court in Pakistan on 24 December sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 7 years in prison for corruption charges.
According to the indictment, Mr. Sharif failed to prove the source of income to own a steel factory in Saudi Arabia.
Earlier, July 6, the same court sentenced him to 10 years in prison for corruption charges related to the purchase of luxury apartments in London. However, on September 19, the Supreme Court of Pakistan decided to postpone the execution of the sentence in July and allowed Mr Sharif to pay bail until a final decision was made.
Nawaz Sharif was deposed by the Pakistan Supreme Court in July 2017 with allegations of corruption, becoming Pakistan’s 15th prime minister “off the road”. The Supreme Court of Pakistan then banned a permanent ban on his election. Mr Sharif said the allegations were politically motivated.