Today, Pakistan is passing through the most critical phase of its history in which it is facing, together with a feeble democracy and fragile economy, the mounting pressure of terrorism and a hostile eastern neighborhood. The entire security apparatus of the state is busy in operations in different areas of the country, while our political elite finds it hard to show national unity at this critical juncture. The internal and external security as well as economic and political challenges of the country require all encompassing concerted efforts and national cohesion.
However, it is important to note that in the aftermath of the Peshawar school attack, the government came out with a policy, termed as the National Action Plan (NAP) to uproot terrorism. The NAP is endorsed and supported by all the political parties of the country; as there is a strong realization in society and the decision-making elite that the survival of state lies in eliminating all forms of terrorism.
In order to highlight the significance of the NAP in the current security paradigm at the national, regional and global level, the Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies (CPGS), in collaboration with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), has organized this conference titled, “ The National Action Plan (NAP): Policy to Practice”.
This conference is an attempt to bring to limelight the challenges that the government would face in the implementation of NAP and shed light on the significance of various aspects of security-related issues with legal, political, security and economic dimensions.