Factsheet on counter terrorism effort launches in US

Staff Report
Sunday, 24 December 2017
ISLAMABAD: In dedication to martyrs of army public school (APS) terrorist attack, “a factsheet on Pakistan’s counter terrorism (CT) effort” was launched, on Saturday, by Pakistan high commission in United States (US), the booklet previews the progress made under each of 20-points’ national action plan (NAP), underlines Pakistan’s actions on anti-terrorist financing and lists the steps taken to strengthen national counter terrorism authority (NACTA); an official statement said.

According to detail, the factsheet details Pakistan’s CT efforts and details the price Pakistan has paid in blood and treasure in fight against terrorism.

It specifically highlights the heroic sacrifices of our valiant armed forces and civilian security forces in restoring normalcy countrywide and especially in once troubled federally administered tribal areas (FATA).

While commenting on the factsheet, Middle East institute (MEI) Pakistan studies (PS) director Marvin G. Wienbaum said that the issuance of these facts is a positive step and appreciated that the booklet is comprehensive.

However, he noted that considerable effort is in hand as the job was not yet done.

Speaking on the occasion, ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry stated that Pakistan was winning the war against terrorism.

He credited the success in this war to unflinching commitment and supreme sacrifices of Pakistani people and its security forces.

Chaudhry underlined that the resolve of Pakistani nation remains strong to defeat terrorism. He underscored the need for a cooperative and synergetic approach to win the global war against terrorism.

Chaudhry reminded the local US audience that terrorism was a common enemy and held that the world has to unite to fight against it.

Pakistan high commission in US held a commemorative event paying tribute to the 122 innocent children who were cold heartedly martyred by terrorists at Peshawar APS on 16th December, 2014.

The event was attended by South Asia watchers, Pakistani-American community notables and was covered by local and ethnic media.