Civil, Military leaderships, nation in unison on NAP: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday the civil, military leaderships and nation are in unison on the National  Action Plan (NAP) due to which terrorism activities have decreased to some extent.

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In a media briefing, the Info Minister said external hands were involved in recent terrorist attacks and time is not far away when we get rid of terrorism.

He said going forward with NAP and it is unsuitable to politicize Quetta Hazarganji attack. He said the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) have been given authority to counter money laundering.

Info minister said new tax amnesty scheme has not been approved and the talks on asset declaration has not reached its conclusion yet. Info minister said the cabinet showed reservations regarding money laundering and assured money laundering cases will reach a logical conclusion.

He said country suffered because of bad policies and corruption of previous governments and in past, Nawaz and Sharif families did extreme corruption. He said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari even bought a bank for money laundering and former cabinet members were also involved in mega scandals.

Chaudhry said world’s six big investors showed interest in Steel Mills and will increase production capacity of the Mill with keeping interests of its employees in mind. Chaudhry said MNA quota in appointments of government officers has been eradicated and methodology of appointing grade 1 to 5 would be different from now on.

He said the Prime Minister Imran Khan tomorrow will inaugurate new housing scheme in which 135,000 houses would be initially built.

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