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How to empower Nacta

Pakistan’s capacity to respond to terrorism and targeted violence depends on its ability to understand these phenomena, and to adapt as they evolve. For that, the National Counter Terrorism Authority,…

Proactive Nacta

Proactive Nacta

Section 4 of the National Action Plan (NAP) pledges a resolve to activate and strengthen the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (Nacta). By appointing an in-service, full-time law-enforcement expert as head of…

NAP, Nacta & NS

NAP, Nacta & NS

WHEN a terrorist slaughtered 38 foreigners at the resort town of Sousse, the Tunisian government shut down 80 mosques for preaching extremism. The British home secretary, Teresa May, flew to…

Rejuvenating Nacta

Rejuvenating Nacta

The much-awaited military operation in North Waziristan Agency against the terrorists has been launched in the second week of last month. The question that is being asked most frequently all…

The Need For Nacta

The need for Nacta

An institution like the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) is the requirement of the day as lessons learnt internationally have documented the need for focal institutions which are equipped to…

Nacta

Nacta

It has taken more than three years for the federal cabinet to finally approve a draft bill providing legal cover to the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta). But even if…

A plethora of issues

Normally one tries to focus on one critical issue that appears to be central when sitting down to pen these columns. However, such is the state of things in Pakistan…

An ever-evolving terrorism threat

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021 has led to a surge in terrorism in Pakistan. Nothing is safe from terror attacks – cantonments, airbases, police lines, counterterrorism department…

Time to wake up

What had been forecast by this writer after the post-APS military operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP’s) tribal areas in 2014 has come to pass. Not being able to sustain the…