Senator Sherry Rehman seeks details of action after Dec 16 incident
ISLAMABAD: One year after the APS tragedy, what are the actions taken to ensure that such a tragedy is not repeated, asked Senator Sherry Rehman in Senate on Wednesday.
Paying glowing tributes to the martyrs and their families, she asked why the parents’ demand for a judicial inquiry has not been respected. “What has happened to the 15 committees that were announced after the APC on the NAP,” she questioned. “Why has NACTA not been funded in the budget or taken seriously. Why are banned terrorist groups being allowed to re-surface in parts of Punjab with different names,” she asked.
The senator said the NAP is a long battle against terrorism and extremism that Pakistan is fighting alone. It cannot just be outsourced to the military, she said. “There has to be a strong political commitment and leadership on this key issue, not just in memorial speeches. Our resolve must be total and unambiguous,” she asserted.