Pak govt. approves new body to fight terror in country
The Pakistan government has approved a bill to set up the National Anti-Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) for better coordinating efforts to defeat the menace of terrorism in the country.
"The unique feature of this authority would be to carryout research coupled with the consultation between various institutions to fight against the evil of terrorism," the Daily Times quoted Information Minister and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, as saying.
Kaira said it would "devise policies and improve coordination among provincial governments and intelligence agencies" as well as "research and devise long-term policies to defeat" the terrorist mindset.
"The authority may suggest changes in curriculum, drama and films and it can also suggest introducing modern education in madrassas," Kaira added.