Pakistan unveils first-ever policy to counter terror

The move comes as talks between the government and the Taleban that began earlier this month have stalled following the killing of 23 soldiers being held by the militants.

By (AFP)

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Published: Fri 28 Feb 2014, 12:34 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 12:44 AM

Pakistan on Wednesday unveiled its first- ever counter-terrorism policy after battling a homegrown militancy for more than a decade, announcing that every act of militant violence would be met with retaliation on their bases.

Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced the “national security policy” before parliament a day after it was formally approved by the cabinet, ending years of waiting for a set of unified rules of engagement for terrorism.

The move comes as talks between the government and the Taleban that began earlier this month have stalled following the killing of 23 soldiers being held by the militants.


More news from