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Punjab govt implementing NAP: Spokesperson.

LAHORE -- As directed by Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, the Punjab Government has adopted immediate and effective measures to ensure implementation of National Action Plan aimed against terrorism, along with making necessary arrangements in the relevant laws for making punitive sentences even more stringent and robust implementation.

A Spokesman of Punjab Government stressed that, till November 11, 2015, vigorous action has been taken under National Action Plan on newly promulgated laws in the province of Punjab, during which a total number of 48617 cases have been registered, while 53151 accused have been arrested, for various offences including hate speech, wall chalking, display of arms and other offences under the newly promulgated laws.

The Spokesman pointed out that the Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, has been holding regular meetings of the Apex Committee and issuing orders for necessary measures, besides continually reviewing law and order situation in this regard.

The Spokesman asserted that measures taken by Punjab Government, under National Action Plan, are yielding highly positive results, which is manifest in the improvement in the law and order situation of the province.

Recently, the Punjab government issued guidelines under National Action Plan for maintenance of peace and order during Muharram-ul-Haram.

Threat perception issued by the Home Department noted that with the commencement of military operation Zarb-e-Azb and ongoing National Action Plan has badly affected militants activities to carry out terrorist activities.

During Muharram procession and majalis, Punjab Government issued strict instructions regarding supervision by the local administration, police, while local elected representatives accompanied the main processions and were present at sensitive points.

During Muharram, the Punjab government strictly enforced the ban on all objectionable hate material, speeches, gagging fire brand speakers, removal of objectionable wall-chalking, posters and banners.

The Punjab Government Spokesman emphasized that the whole nation is united in the effort to rid the country of extremism, intolerance and terrorism under the National Action Plan.

The Spokesman vowed that Punjab Government realizes full well that effective implementation of National Action Plan is highly essential for survival of the country in order to ensure its stability and prosperity of the nation.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
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Date:Nov 15, 2015
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