Islamabad, April 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): “Besides many sacrifices and contributions, but unfortunately we are still being accused of supporting TTP and Haqqanis.” Lt. Gen (R) Nasir Khan Janjua, National Security Advisor said while talking to the national and international audience here today during the Day-2 proceedings of International Counter Terrorism Forum (IICTF-2018), organized by National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA). Lt. Gen (R) Nasir Khan Janjua lauded NACTA’s initiative of highlighting Pakistan’s efforts in counter extremism and counter terrorism to the world through first of its kind IICTF-2108 platform.
Earlier, Mr. Afrasiab Khattak, a well-known senior politician of Awami National Party (ANP) had addressed to the participants during the inaugural session of Day-2, titled; “Dynamics of Internal Security”. Mr. Khattak started his speech by hailing NACTA, said “I think NACTA has played a very important role during the last few years not only for coordinating the effort of the state in the fight against the terrorism but it has also contributed through mega consultative process and came up with National Narrative and this international conference is yet another contribution by NACTA,” he added.
Day-2 of IICTF-2018 enlightened the international community what Pakistan have so far achieved in countering extremism and terrorism and what it had costed Pakistan. Today’s prominent national and foreign national Speakers were Dr. Anne Stenersan, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Mr. Clovis Baker, U.K. Counter Terrorism Expert, Mr. Cesar Guedes, Country Head UNODC, Mr. Ye Hailin, Chief editor of South Asia Studies, National Institute of International Strategy, Chines Academy of Social Sciences (NIIS, CASS), Beijing, Mr. Wang Lin, Journalist and expert on CPEC, Dr. Waqar Masood, Former Secretary Finance, Mr. Tariq Pervez, Ex- NC NACTA, Mr. Shakeel Durrani, Former Chief Secretary, KPK, Mr. Mubarak Zeb, DIG CTD, KPK and Ms. Maryam Khan, EX-DG (Counter Violent Extremism) NACTA.
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