Pakistan mulls formation of National Counter Terrorism Department
The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Friday suggested that the government form a national Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to deal with the recent wave of terrorism.
According to the official sources, the proposal was given to the government by NACTA Coordinator Rai Tahir.
“A national CTD under the supervision of NACTA should be formed at the federal level. It will make action against national and international banned organisations effective,” the proposal said.
“The national CTD will have its own police stations in the federal capital. The provincial CTDs will be able to continue their operations,” it added.
“The national CTD will be able to operate across the country. Rs2 billion has been estimated as the initial cost for its formation,” it stated.
“With the help of modern technology, the national CTD will be an effective anti-terrorism agency. The institution will be formed under the existing Anti-Terrorism Act,” it averred.