NAP decision: 29 new wings of civil armed forces to be raised

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NAP decision: 29 new wings of civil armed forces to be raised

ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 (APP): A high level meeting chaired by
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif  decided to raise 29 new wings of civil armed forces to improve border management and ensure internal security.

The meeting attended by the government officials and top
military leadership reviewed the overall internal security situation, here at the PM House.

“While reviewing the deployment plan of the Special
Security Division and 28 Civil Armed Forces Wings raised in
2015, the meeting decided to raise 29 new CAFs Wings for improved border management and internal security,” a statement from the PM House said.

It was decided that National Security Adviser Lt Gen
(retd) Nasser Khan Janjua would head NAP’s Implementation Committee, with other members including the Secretary Interior, Director General National Counter Terrorism Authority, provincial secretaries, Inspector Generals of Police, home secretaries and an Additional Secretary of PM’s Office.

The Committee will also be assisted by a representative
from each of the intelligence agencies while the military will be represented by Director General Military Operations (DGMO).

The meeting also reviewed the existing mechanism to
check funding of terrorists and agreed to further increase stringent controls.

Recent passage of the Cyber Crimes Bill by the
Parliament also came under discussion. It was decided that an implementation mechanisms to deal with this law would be put in place at the earliest.

The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Chaudhry
Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, PM’s Adviser and Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Tariq Fatemi, National Security Adviser Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua, Director General Inter Services Intelligence Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, DG Intelligence Bureau Aftab Sultan, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, and senior civil and military officials.