(Muhammad Suleman )
The terrorist attack on the APS schoolchildren in Peshawar is one of the greatest tragedies of Pakistan’s history. In response to that attack, the government of Pakistan announced a 20 point ‘National Action Plan’ to curb militancy across the country. This paper is an attempt to analyse the twenty points and progress made on each of these points by the government since their adoption. The role of the civilian government and military actions are also discussed. The shortcomings and challenges with which the 20 points will be confronted have also been raised in this paper. At the end, recommendations have been made to make the NAP more effective to diminish terrorism from the country.
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