Cabinet Resolves To Continue Crackdown Against Terrorists Under NAP
Sumaira FH 3 days ago Tue 16th April 2019 | 09:53 PM
The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday expressed the resolve to continue the crackdown against terrorists under National Action Plan (NAP) to eventually eliminate the menace from the country
Briefing the media about the decisions of the Federal Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the government was moving fast to implement the National Action Plan, and it was not far when the scourge will be eradicated from the country.
Fawad Hussain said that full implementation of NAP was the yardstick to overcome incidents of terrorism and civil and military leadership had unanimous view on the NAP implementation.
He said that after thorough debate on Assets Declaration Scheme, it was noted that there was a need of further discussion and the prime minister had summoned a special meeting on Wednesday. The cabinet members, who intend to give their input, would attend the meeting.
Chaudhry Fawad said that the Federal Cabinet expressed serious concerns over the ongoing money laundering cases and expressed the resolve that the cases regarding money laundering would have logical conclusion.
He said that owing to the flawed policies of past rulers, the country was facing inflation and economic crisis. He said that in the past, Sharif family and Zardari were allegedly involved in large scale corruption, loot and plunder.
He said that 95 per cent assets declared by Sharif family were based on telegraphic transfer (TT). He said that Cabinet members of the past governments were also involved in mega scandals and some members of the Muslim League-N cabinet got Iqamas from foreign countries to launder money.
He said that in just only one night, Rs 1.2 billion were transferred from Hill Metal to Nawaz Sharif account and similarly Rs 820 million were transferred in Mariam Nawaz account from which she used to buy properties and assets.
He said that production capacity of steel mills will be increased further and it would be ensured that the employees' interests were protected.
� He said that proposals were under consideration to enhance the capacity of Auditor General Office.
He said that the issue of renewal of telecommunications licenses was also discussed in the Cabinet meeting.
Later answering question of media persons, the Information Minister said that there was no plan to reshuffle the Cabinet and when there would be any change in portfolios, the PM Office would make a formal announcement in that regard.