National counter extremism policy consultative meeting held 

National counter extremism policy consultative meeting held 

ISLAMABAD: (APP) The second round of consultative meeting for formulation of National Counter Extremism Policy was held here on Monday.

The consultative process by stakeholders has been initiated in pursuance of approval by Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan.

The meeting was attended by prominent personalities of political leadership from major political parties, senators and members of National Assembly.

Moreover, various think tanks, social society, human rights activists, CSOs and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) were also among the participants, said a press release.

The response and input from all the participants was encouraging and valuable to feed into first National Counter Extremism Conference proposed to be held in near future.

Discussions focussed upon six themes vis building community resilience, internet and cyber space radicalization, cultural revival, religious education, rehabilitation and reintegration from prisons and exit environment.

The participants agreed upon necessity of simultaneous focus on soft measures which was essential to sustain the peace achieved through the implementation of the National Plan of Action.