ISLAMABAD Jan 03 (TNS): National Coordinator National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Ihsan Ghani convened a meeting of presidents of chambers of commerce.
During his interaction with the delegates from Islamabad, Faisalabad, Sailkot and Lahore Chambers of Commerce, the National Coordinator briefed the visiting delegation about the history and current situation of terrorism in Pakistan and its adverse effects on different sections of society.
These included economy, trade, commerce and human and material losses. He also apprised them about the security threats to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and NACTA’s efforts to neutralize internal and external threats.
The National Coordinator shared with the delegation NACTA’s policy measures such as formulation of National Internal Security Policy, and National Counter Extremism Policy (NCEP), development of National Narrative, Mainstreaming of Madrasahs, National Terrorist Database, choking of terrorism financing, and proposed legislative measures.
He highlighted that because of proactive policies of government there is a substantial decline in incidents of terrorism in Pakistan. He requested the delegates to cooperate in this connection so that the goals achieved during last four years may be consolidated.
The delegates appreciated the efforts of NACTA and put forward their valuable suggestions concerning cracking down against the Hawala and Hundi system in Pakistan and assured the National Coordinated of their full cooperation. They also desired that such interaction should be held on regular basis.
The visiting delegation was comprised of Tahir Malik President Lahore Chamber of Commerce, Shabbir Hussain Chawala Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Zahid Latif Khan President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Zahidullah Shanwari President Peshawar Chamber of Commerce, Nazir Hussain, Advisor University of Lahore, Mian Shoukat Masood Vice President Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Amir Waheed President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries, and Zahid Latif Malik of Sailkot Chamber of Commerce.