August 04: PILDAT delineates the 20-point National Action Plan
into an easy and understandable manner for the citizens through its publication
called the People's NAP.
People's NAP was shared by PILDAT at a public forum that was
addressed by Mr. Mujeeb ur Rahman Shami, Editor in Chief Daily Pakistan; Lt.
Gen. Retd. Moinuddin Haider, Former Governor Sindh and Former Interior Minister;
Ms. Marva Khan, Teaching Fellow Lahore University of Management Sciences; and
Mr. Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, President PILDAT. The Public Forum was attended by,
among others, Mr. Habeeb Akram, Mr Rauf Tahir, Mr. Hafeezullah Niazi, Dr. Murad
Ras, MPA (PTI), Mr. Vikas Hassan Mokal, MPA, (PML-Q), Mr. Waheed Gul, MPA (PML-N),
and Ms. Asma Bukhari MPA (PML-N).
Mr. Mujeeb ur Rahman Shami highlighted NAP's importance as
a consensus document between both political parties and civil - military leadership
while expressing his dismay at the lack of progress on criminal justice reform.
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Moinuddin Haider termed NAP as a constant
struggle, saying that terrorists who have been trained for thirty years cannot
be rooted out in two or three years. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Haider, however, appreciated
the strides made by Punjab Government in the implementation of National Action
Ms. Marva Khan highlighted the disconnect between State and
Society as an important problem in the implementation of NAP.
Mr. Waheed Gul, MPA Punjab Assembly, PML-N, speaking at the
Public Forum called for a national consultation with all stakeholders for the
effective implementation of NAP.
Ms. Asma Bukhari MPA and Parliamentary Secretary Information
and Culture, Punjab Assembly, PML-N, said that Pakistanis should rise above
their different party or institutional affiliations and put Pakistan first.
She further stated that Pakistan's territory should not be allowed to be used
for foreign interests.
Earlier while giving an overview of the People's NAP, Mr.
Ahmed Bilal Mehboob stated that The People's NAP explains in detail each of
the 20 points of the National Action Plan. Each point also highlights the particular
role and responsibility of each stakeholder, including Governments, Parliament
and Provincial Assemblies, Citizens and CSOs for the purpose of facilitating
greater appreciation and ownership of implementation of NAP among citizens.
The National Action Plan serves as the landmark consensus
blue print for combatting terrorism and violent extremism in Pakistan. The 20-point
NAP has been described, both by the civil and military leadership, as the most
important road map for the struggle against terrorism in the country.
It is in view of the high importance of the NAP and questions
about its progress of implementation that PILDAT has undertaken this citizens'
initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to highlight the necessity of
the Federal and Provincial Governments' publicly sharing periodic status of
implementation of the NAP. PILDAT strongly believes that greater transparency
and more frequent public reporting on the progress of implementation will promote
public confidence in the Governments and their ability to effectively implement
PILDAT's objective in sharing the People's NAP is that through
greater understanding and ownership, citizens will be able to play a more effective
and proactive role in supporting the implementation status of NAP at the Federal
and the Provincial levels.
Complete People's NAP English can be accessed at the PILDAT
website here .
Complete People's NAP Urdu can be accessed at the PILDAT website