PM orders early amends to anti-terror laws to remove lacunas

PM orders early amends to anti-terror laws to remove lacunas

nwazISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz has ordered immediate amendment to the anti-terrorism laws, citing lacunas in the existing anti-terrorism laws that can benefit terrorists.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to review proposed amendments to anti-terrorism laws, said a statement issued by the Prime Minister House.

Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Information Minister Pervez Rasheed, Information Technology Minister Zahid Hamid and others attended the meeting.

Prime Minister cautioned that no flaws would be tolerated in the anti-terror laws that might benefit terrorists, directing that lacunas in the anti-terrorism laws be removed to ensure that culprits involved in heinous activities are fairly dealt with.

“There should be no loophole in the anti-terrorism laws, which allow the terrorists to get away with dreadful crimes. We need strong, transparent but stringent laws to cope with the menace. The required amendments must be finalized as soon as possible”, said the Prime Minister.

He underlined the need of amending the existing laws so that people involved in brutal and inhuman activities are bought to book and penalized under the laws of the land.

He directed that all necessary amendments should be introduced to make the laws more transparent and strict to overcome the menace of terrorism. Zahid Hamid briefed the meeting about the amendments to the anti-terrorism laws. Prime minister directed Chaudhry Nisar to table the bill in parliament for approval so that the terrorists could be brought to justice and government strategy regarding the elimination of terrorism from country could be implemented.

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