ISLAMABAD (our correspondent):- The Senate Standing Committee on Interior has sought exclusive briefing from the ministry of Interior on the progress of implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) after recently terrorist attacks in the country.

The committee met under the chairmanship of Senator Rehman Malik here in Islamabad. The chairman also said that the new wave of terrorism is of great concern for us.

He said that it is time to review implementation status of National Action Plan (NAP). The Chairman Committee also stated that an exclusive meeting on one point agenda of National Action Plan (NAP) will be held soon.

He directed to inform the Committee that when it will be possible for the ministry to brief about implementation status of National Action Plan. He further also directed the security of sensitive and public places across the country particularly in Balochistan must be enhanced. Mr Malik also said the two terrorist attacks within three days are of great concerns for us all. Senator Malik also said that anti state elements is trying to weak Pakistan through terrorism in Balochistan.

 Missing persons

Senator Rehman Malik also said that the committee expresses its deep concerns on the issue of missing persons. It has already been sought out a report from the Commission of Enquiry on Enforced Disappearances. He also said that the committee fully supports and stands by the families of the missing persons. 

Malik said that as an Interior Minister, he had constituted the Commission of Enquiry on Enforced Disappearances. The Commission has already submitted its report on the missing persons in the previous meeting of the Committee.

CNIC issuance case

The committee meeting discussed the matter related to hurdles in issuance of CNIC. The Chairman NADRA Usman Mobin informed the committee that over 200,000 applicants file application for obtaining CNIC and NADRA. He also said that the NADRA issues 68000 CNICs to applicants on daily basis.

Senator A. Rehman Malik recommended setting up a special cell at NADRA for addressing public complaints.

The chairman NADRA told the committee that the authority receives 200 complaints on daily basis. He also said that it had received over 8000 complaints through Prime Minister’s complaint cell so far. The Chairman Committee also directed NADRA to set up a complaint cell at United Arab Emirate (UAE) embassy. He also said the Overseas Pakistanis are facing problems in getting CNICs. The NADRA should solve problems of overseas Pakistanis on priority basis, he further said.

Senator Momin Khan Afridi

During the meeting, the committee also considered the matter related to threats to Senator Momin Khan Afridi. SP Saddar Peshawar briefed the Committee that the investigation of the said case has been shifted to another officer. The police also has identified six accused in the case belongs to Khyber District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Chairman Committee also has directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police to submit the report on said matter within eight days.

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