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Mushahid for coherent counter terrorism coverage amid NACTA’s lead position

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Defence, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed on Thursday stated that there was a have to develop a coherent counter-terrorism coverage with the Nationwide Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) within the lead position.

The Chairman of the Senate physique on Defence made these remarks whereas presiding the committee assembly held right here the place the discussion board was briefed on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border scenario amid a rise in cross-border assaults and remedial measures undertaken to make sure peace and safety all through the nation, a information launch stated.

The Committee was additionally briefed on the deteriorating inside safety scenario within the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with particular reference to the latest assault, seize and hostage scenario at Bannu Cantonment, it stated.

Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Lt Gen (R) Hamood Uz Zaman Khan assured the committee members that the safety forces have been adept and well-equipped to counter any safety risk. He apprized {that a} peaceable and steady Afghanistan was in the very best curiosity of Pakistan and engagement with the Afghan facet on safety and border administration was a steady course of.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed was of the view that there was a necessity to realize strategic readability to cope with the menace of terrorism for which the Nationwide Motion Plan ought to be revisited contemplating the difficult geo-strategic surroundings.

The Chair additional emphasised for an efficient intelligence-sharing mechanism amongst totally different safety businesses and enhanced border administration between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Committee expressed the resolve that the folks of Pakistan stand by the valiant armed forces in such testing instances and appreciated the Pakistan Military’s successes within the struggle towards terrorism and continued efforts for bringing peace and stability to the area.

The Defence Committee additionally appreciated the position and sacrifices of the Police, the Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) and different regulation enforcement businesses in combating terrorism.

The Committee provided Fateha for these martyred in varied terror-related incidents within the latest previous.

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