Investigation into kidnapping, shahadat of SP Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan underway: NA told

ISLAMABAD, January 17 (Online): National Assembly (NA) has been told during question hours that investigations into kidnapping and shaheed SP Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan are underway and the house will be soon informed about the facts.

Responding to supplementary question from Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees, MNA, minister for parliamentary affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said Thursday in NA that Shaheed SP Tahir Dawar was our national hero and the incident of his abduction and shahadat in Afghanistan is being probed into. The house will be informed about the entire situation.

He said that shahadat of SP Tahir Dawar is price of war on terror which Pakistan has paid.

Replying to a supplementary question from Rana Sana Ullah MNA, he said country’s security agencies, people and political parties have paid a heavy price in war against terrorism. People from tribal areas have also rendered great sacrifice by shifting from their respective areas to make war on terror a success.

He regretted that political parties leaders have never spent time with the children of these shaheeds.

To a question he said that Islamabad Food Authority (IFA) will be set up on the pattern of Punjab Food Authority.

Replying to a supplementary question from Zohra Wadood Fatimi MNA, he said the matter of installation of CCTV cameras in major parks of Islamabad is under consideration. Safe city cameras installed on entry points of Islamabad are also being checked.

Interior ministry told the house in writing as per federal cabinet decision task force has been set up to introduce reforms in NAB laws which will present recommendations for legal reforms.

It was told in writing by interior ministry in response to a question from Shazia Marri, MNA that ambassadors of Australia, Switzerland, Canada, US, Japan, Norway and European countries have expressed their concern over refusal for registration of International NGOs in a joint letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan. It has been decided in this regard that government will allow international NGOs to continue their activities in Pakistan after rules and regulations are fulfilled by them.