Apex Committee reviews security situation in KP, FATA

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR:48th KP Apex Committee Meeting held here at Governor House with Governor Engr: Iqbal Zafar Jhagra in the chair.

Meeting was attended by all Civil and Military officials including Chief Minister KP and Corps Commander Peshawar.

The forum reviewed the security situation of the province including FATA and progress of operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

A detailed briefing was given by the military officials on peace and stability, progress on various developmental projects in FATA and measures taken to enhance the border management along Pak Afghan border.

Participants acknowledged the efforts of army, intelligence agencies/law enforcement agencies in fight against terrorism and pledged that concerted joint efforts will continue to energize National Action Plan and eradicate root causes of terrorism and militancy.

The participants appreciated the tremendous efforts being undertaken by the security forces in border management especially the construction of border fence along the border which will help in controlling the cross border terrorists’ movement.

Forum also discussed FATA reforms in detail and pledged to boost the process by constituting a committee to chalk out plans for future course of action. It was also decided that efforts be made to ensure that the benefits of CPEC be shared by FATA.

Civil officials of KP government and FATA Secretariat also briefed the participants on various developmental projects undertaken for the uplifting the life of locals.