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A Policy Dialogue

 

08-09 May, 2015

 

Strategy for Effective Implementation of National Action Plan on Counter- Terrorism

 

A two-day policy dialogue was organized by the ShahidJavedBurki Institute of Public Policy at NetSolin the collaboration with National School of Public Policy, on 8th and 9th May of 2015. The main theme of the dialogue was entitled “Strategy for Effective Implementation of National Action Plan on Counterterrorism: Strengthening Law Enforcement Capacity”.  The participants of the Dialogue were executives from the judicial institutions; civil-military security apparatus; academia and media; religious scholars and legal experts; and private sector and civil society.

Challenge

The overall objective of the dialogue was to give recommendations for devising a strategy for the National Action Plan to counter-terrorism.

  1. Building blocks of capacity development including policy and strategic directions
  1. Mobilizing and effectively employing resources for strengthening law enforcement function
  2. Monitoring and Accountability mechanisms
  3. Citizen-law enforcement interface  and government-security organisations relations

In-depth analysis was carried out to understand the  etiology of terrorism  and then  identified a set of robust measures along the four major streams: Policy and Institutions; Resource Mobilization: Monitoring Accountability: and State-Citizen Synergy in order to articulate a coherent strategy for implementation of the National Action plan on Counter Terrorism.

Response
National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) law was formulated in November, 2012, notification from the government was issued in April, 2013, and National Internal Security Policy (NISP) was approved in February 2014. Then on December 16, 2014, Peshawar event galvanized the whole nation which emerged as a shock doctrine for the development of the National Action Plan.  Post Peshawar Situation is

  • Politico-military consensus: Holding of All parties Conference (APC)
  • 20-Points  National Action Plan(NAP), announcement byPrime Minister(PM)
  • NAP expeditious adoption
  • 21st Amendment, January 2015   
  • Holding of Apex committee meetings by PM,Chief of Army Staff(COAS)
  • December 2014- May 2015
  • Non uniform implementation of NAP Actions.

 

Triple 5 Approach was adopted to address the five NAP Action Clusters.

 

5 NISP Objectives

5 NAP Clusters

5 Proposed Coord Committees 

Prevent deter and contain threats to internal security (NISP-4)

Institutional development

Committee on Institutional Development (IDC)
NACTA, CTF, ITAF

Protection of life, property and security (NISP-1,2)

Reforming and revamping of Judicial System

Committee on Criminal Justice System

Prevent deter and contain threats to internal security (NISP-3)

Militant Organizations

Committee on Internal Threats
Madrassah, Militia and Hate Material

Promote  pluralism freedom democracy  and a culture of tolerance  ( NISP-1,3)

Print and Media Regulation

Committee on Media Regulation

Resolve and manage disputes with hostile elements (NISP-5)

Special Area Focus

Dispute  Management Committee (DMC)
FATA, Khi. Bln. Af-Ref

 

Recommendations

  1. Capacity Development of Law Enforcement Agencies. Civil-Military Coordination
  2. Revisit Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority(PEMRA) Regulations. Parliament can help create ownership of counter terrorism efforts. Establish Parliamentary Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Committee which should be updated regularly, making(NACTA) monitoring effective under PM office
    • Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) must be properly upgraded and strengthen within the framework under the 21st amendment .Mission Statement of NAP-Denying Space to Terrorists and Enhance Governance. Ministry of Religious Affairs to put in place curriculum approval mechanism.
    • Criminal Justice System-Coordination among Prosecutors, Policemen, and Judges. Investigators be provided with data from National Database & Registration Authority(NADRA), telecommunication authorities, financial institutions and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)and ATC.
    • FBR to regularly review the No Objection Certificates (NOCs) of charitable organizations. Regular audit of charitable organizations. Monitoring of performance based Key Performance Indicators(KPIs) generated through central data base. Publishing of all reports and ensuring public visibility and transparency.
    • Separate and Independent institutions like ombudsman and complaint filing authorities/ commission be set up. No political intervention in operational matters. Adequate training in technology, forensic, prosecution and laws/procedures of criminal justice
    • Important to reclaim Muslim intellectual heritage. Necessity to refute Deoband narrative with logic and knowledge. Imperative to stop Saudi and Iranian funding for seminaries
    • Choking Financing of Terrorism by all Measures including Increased Documentation of Economy. Post-NAP decrease in terrorist incidents should be highlighted to the public.
 
 
   
   
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