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First meeting of NACTA called

Interior Ministry has summoned the first meeting of the Board of Governors of National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) the summary of which is forwarded to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the approval of the date.

NACTA was formed in 2008 to legislate policies to eradicate terrorism and militancy from the country  and NACTA Act was made in 2013 after the approval of the parliament under which at least one meeting has to be held within 90 days. However, the meeting is summoned after a three years delay.

The date of the meeting will be decided after the approval of the summary by the prime minister.

Under the NACTA Act the prime minister is the chairman of NACTA Board of Governors while Defense, Interior, Foreign, finance, Law and Justice ministers and one member each of Senate and National Assembly, chief Ministers, prime minister of Azad Kashmir, provincial chief secretaries and police chiefs, secretary Interior, DG FIA and chiefs of intelligence agencies are members of NACTA.