Timeline of NAP actions

Timeline of NAP actions



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Dec. 30, 2014

The five religious educational boards agreed to consider government proposal of adding modern education in their syllabus.

Dawn, December 31, 2014, http://www.dawn.com/news/1154216/seminaries-agree-to-consider-incorporating-modern-education.

Jan. 1, 2015

The federal government has set up three special courts in three provincial capitals to try terror suspects

The Nation, January 2, 2015, http://nation.com.pk/national/02-Jan-2015/three-special-courts-set-up-to-try-terror-suspects.

Jan. 1, 2015

Government of Punjab announced head money for two terrorists of Lashker-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

Dunya, January 2, 2015, http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-02&edition=ISL&id=1474043_21367253.

Jan. 3, 2015

Interior Minister claims that action against the TTP and its supporters across Pakistan have been launched.

Dawn, January 4, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1154988.

Jan. 3, 2015

Anti-Terrorism Court issued black warrants for seven terrorists including four militants of banned LeJ.

Dawn, January 4, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1154910.

Jan. 5, 2015

Supreme Court and Lahore High Court, separately, acquitted five death row prisoners and ordered their immediate release.

Express, January 6, 2015, http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102613831&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150106.

Jan. 6, 2015

21st amendment establishing military courts for two years, passed.

Dunya, January 7, 2015, http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-07&edition=LHR&id=1481005_88325544.

Jan. 7, 2015

Two terrorists convicted of sectarian terrorism were hanged in Multan Central Jail.

Daily Express, January 8, 2015, http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102616845&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150108.

Jan. 8, 2015

Punjab government promulgated ordinance on security of various institutions like schools, colleges.

Dawn, January 9, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1155881.

Jan. 8, 2015

Punjab government promulgated ordinance for keeping a “record of tenants and temporary residents”.

Dawn, January 9, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1155881.

Jan. 9, 2015

Pakistan Army announced establishment of nine military courts.

Dawn, January 10, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1156104.

Jan. 10, 2015

Only a “handful” of proscribed organizations will face government action, at least in the initial days, said a news report.

Dawn, January 11, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1156321.

Jan. 13, 2015

Four terrorists given death penalty.

Dawn, January 14, 2015, http://tribune.com.pk/story/821558/attack-on-isi-office-atc-hands-down-death-penalty-to-ttp-activists.

Jan. 13, 2015

PM-chaired meeting discussed issues relating to madrassa financing.

Dawn, January 14, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1156907.

Jan. 13, 2015

Interior ministry completed registration and scrutiny of seminaries in Islamabad identifying 160 seminaries as illegal.

Dunya, January 14, 2015, http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=ISL&id=1492942_53480617.

Jan. 14, 2015

Interior Minister Nisar told a top meeting about the presence of 95 active banned groups in Punjab.

Dawn, January 15, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1157108.

Jan. 14, 2015

Interior Minister met senior Saudi diplomat to deliberate upon “how to stop financial support of banned outfits from Saudi Arabia, among other issues.”

Express Tribune, January 15, 2015, http://tribune.com.pk/story/822077/exhortation-riyadh-urged-to-help-choke-terror-money.

Jan. 15, 2015

Senate Committee suggested amending Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2010, to ward off any international reaction.

Dawn, January 16, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1157345.

Jan. 15, 2015

A militant of Sipah-e-Sahaba was hanged to death in Karachi central jail.

Dawn, January 16, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1157280.

Jan. 17, 2015

Convicted LeJ militant Akram Lahori, involved in sectarian killings, was hanged to death in Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore.

Daily Times, January 18, 2015, http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-18/page-1/detail-6.

Jan. 18, 2015

The government has put 54,000 suspected militants under Fourth Schedule, meant to monitor their activities.

Express Tribune, January 19, 2015, http://tribune.com.pk/story/823183/new-terror-watch-list-catalogues-5400-militants.

Jan. 19, 2015

A special feature on fighting cybercrime reported about the presence of fake accounts condoning terrorism.

Dawn, January 20, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1158086.

Jan 20, 2015

Punjab government promulgated ordinance banning glorification of terrorists.

Dawn, January 21, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1158400.


Jan. 21, 2015

Security forces traced involvement of Ghazi Force in terrorism.

Express Tribune, January 22, 2015, http://tribune.com.pk/story/825538/intelligence-update-ghazi-force-is-gaining-ground-says-reports.

Jan. 21, 2015

Interior Ministry of Pakistan reportedly included Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and Haqqani network in banned outfits’ list.

Dawn, January 21, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1158484.

Jan.21, 2015

FIA caught 320 million rupees used for terror financing.

Jang, January 22, 2015, https://e.jang.com.pk/01-22-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=535.gif.

Jan. 22, 2015

Foreign Office of Pakistan avoided confirming proscription of JuD and Haqqani network, saying that Pakistan, obliging UN charter, is required to go against those in the sanction list.

Dawn, January 23, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1158809/confusion-over-status-of-jud-haqqani-network.

Jan. 22, 2015

Records seized from a bank in Peshawar suspected of terror financing.

Mashriq, January 23, 2015, http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?date=2015-01-23&edition=&type=.

Jan. 22, 2015

An intelligence agency asked the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration to take action against shops selling hate material.

Express Tribune, January 23, 2015, http://tribune.com.pk/story/825949/countering-extremism-city-admin-told-to-remove-hate-material-from-shops.

Jan. 22, 2015

JuD announced to continue with its work and condemned anti-JuD statements.

Jang, January 23, 2015, https://e.jang.com.pk/01-23-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=522.gif.

Jan. 23, 2015

According to a report on NAP, the Prime Minister’s House claimed that Punjab was leading on the implementation.

Dawn, January 24, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1159091/punjab-ahead-of-other-provinces-in-anti-terror-steps.

Jan. 28, 2015

Senate was told that around 80 seminaries are receiving foreign aid worth 300 million rupees.

Express Tribune, January 29, 2015, http://tribune.com.pk/story/829407/year-2013-14-80-seminaries-received-rs300m-in-foreign-aid.

Jan. 30, 2015

Government report claims that Punjab is still ahead in implementing NAP: out of the 183,547 people arrested nationwide, 179,309 were from Punjab.

The News, January 31, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-35612-9,074-operations-conducted-in-Punjab.

Jan. 30, 2015

Minister of State for Interior told Senate that only 23 seminaries in Sindh, KP and Balochistan are receiving foreign funding.

Dawn, January 31, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1160627.

Jan. 31, 2015

First batch of Punjab Counter-Terrorism Force, comprising 421 corporals, including 16 females, passed out.

Express Tribune, February 1, 2015, http://tribune.com.pk/story/830895/threat-containment-govt-bringing-new-laws-to-combat-extremism-cm.

Feb. 1, 2015

Wafaqul Madaris refused to register seminaries unless issues with religious ministry are sorted out.

Dunya, February 2, 2015,http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-02-02&edition=ISL&id=1526556_22760021.

Feb. 2, 2015

Sindh government approves formation of Anti-Terrorism Force.

Radio Pakistan, February 2, 2015, http://www.radio.gov.pk/newsdetail/66806/8.

Feb. 3, 2015

Two convicts accused of sectarian killings were hanged in Karachi Central Jail.

The News, February 4, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-35680-Two-convicts-from-banned-outfit-hanged-in-Karachi.

Feb. 5, 2015

Rawalpindi/Islamabad police given mobile-phones tracing technology, for the first time.

Jang, February 6, 2015,  https://e.jang.com.pk/02-06-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=537.gif.

Feb. 6, 2015

According to a brief given to the Prime Minister, 10,616 people held in 14,886 search operations across the country.

The News, February 7, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-35751-10616-held-in-country-in-14886-search-operatios.

Feb. 7, 2015

Sufi Mohammad, head of defunct TNSM, was indicted by an ATC in Peshawar in rebellion case.

Nawa-e-Waqt, February 8, 2015, http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-02-08/page-1/detail-9.

Feb. 10, 2015

In what is considered as a veiled reference to Saudi Kingdom, the Foreign Office of Pakistan said that money sent through informal channels will be scrutinized.

Dawn, February 11, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1162846/saudi-money-will-be-scrutinised-fo.

Feb. 13, 2015

The government barred foreign students from admission in seminaries.

Nai Baat, February 14, 2015,


Feb. 14, 2015

Deobandi seminaries board opposed government plan of restricting admission to foreign students into seminaries.

Dawn, February 15, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1163707.

Feb. 19, 2015

Balochistan’s Anti-Terror Force passed out, comprising 200 personnel including 18 women.

Nai Baat, February 20, 2015,


Feb. 19, 2015

A senior Balochistan government official conceded that 234 madrassas in the province receive funds from Muslim countries.

Express Tribune, February 20, 2015,


Mar. 3, 2015

A news report quoted government officials as saying that cyber units had failed to “disable or block” websites of the TTP.

Express Tribune, March 4, 2015,


Mar. 4, 2015

IG Punjab told Senate Committee that 147 seminaries in Punjab are receiving foreign assistance.

Dunya, March 05, 2015, http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-03-05&edition=ISL&id=1578237_88283081.

Mar. 11, 2015

A news report said that NACTA needs “men and money” to fight terror.

The News, March 11, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-36332-Nacta-needs-men-and-money-to-fight-terror.

Mar. 11, 2015

Madrassas not registered with any of the five boards were asked to register with the Madrassa Education Board.

Jang, Islamabad, March 12, 2015.

Mar. 12, 2015

A news report said Punjab government has geo-tagged 11,000 religious seminaries across the province.

Express Tribune, March 12, 2015, http://tribune.com.pk/story/851861/geo-tagging-database-punjab-maps-location-of-11000-madrassas.

Mar. 28, 2015

According to a report submitted to the PM, 32,347 people held in 28,826 operations by security forces.

Daily Times, March 29, 2015, http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-29/page-1/detail-0.

Mar. 30, 2015

“Pakistan to raise a 12,000-strong force to guard Chinese working along CPEC,” claimed a media report quoting government officials.

Express Tribune, March 30, 2015, http://tribune.com.pk/story/861078/economic-corridor-12000-strong-force-to-guard-chinese-workers.

Mar. 31, 2015

Punjab Home minister shared that so far 14,500 out of 16,000 seminaries in Punjab have been registered.

Radio Pakistan, March 31, 2015, http://radio.gov.pk/newsdetail/67203/7.

Apr. 2, 2015

A media report said Punjab police couldn’t arrest 150 wanted men identified in red and black books.

Nai Baat, Islamabad, April 2, 2015.

Apr. 2, 2015

Military courts award death to six militants on terror charges.

The News, April 3, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-36762-Military-courts-award-death-to-six-terrorists.

Apr. 10, 2015

A news report claimed that the accounts NACTA claims to have frozen recently, were rather frozen over a period of time.

Dawn, April 10, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1174993.

Apr. 14, 2015

A media report claimed that the ministry of religious affairs on March 13 had forwarded the new madrassa registration form to the collective body of all the five Wafaqul Madaris – the Itehad-i-Tanzeematul Madaris Deenya (Itehad), but majority of seminary boards are undecided about the new registration forms.

Dawn, April 14, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1175832.

Apr. 14, 2015

Authorities stopped a JUD leader, Maulana Ameer Hamza, at Lahore airport, from travelling to Saudi Arabia. His name was on Exit Control List.

The News, April 15, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-312754-JuD-leader-barred-from-leaving-country.

Apr. 16, 2015

Electronic Crime Bill, imposing 14 year punishment and 5 crore fine, was approved by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology

Dunya, April 17, 2015, http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-04-17&edition=ISL&id=1650867_12164261.

Apr. 30, 2015

ATC awarded life imprisonment to 10 militants for attacking Malala Yousafzai in 2012.

The News, May 1, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-37269-10-get-life-term-in-Malala-attack-case.

May 11, 2015

At least 29 former militants completed training at the rehabilitation center in Khar.

The News, May 12, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-317724-Briefs...

May  18, 2015

A news report quoted a senior officer saying that 140 out of the 30,000 people arrested across the country were collaborating with foreign spy agencies.

Express Tribune, May 18, 2015,


May 23, 2015

Punjab Police efforts against hate material came under objections, after the courts released arrested publishers and book-sellers, raising questions as to what is hate material.

Dawn, May 23, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1183713.

May 26, 2015

As many as 13 madrassas involved in militancy raided in Punjab; 43 people arrested.

Nawa-e-Waqt, Islamabad, May 27, 2015.

May 27, 2015

In a meeting presided over by the PM, the government acceded that NAP requires “more effective implementation.”

Dawn, May 28, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1184691.

Jun. 4, 2015

Ever since moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted, 151 people have been executed, of which 23 were convicted of terrorism

Express Tribune, June 4, 2015,


Jun. 26, 2015

A report submitted by intelligence agencies to interior ministry revealed that despite strict measures, more than 60 banned outfits still collected funds.

Dunya, June 27, 2015, http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-27&edition=ISL&id=1765403_67129434.

Jun. 26, 2015

A written reply submitted by Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Salman Aslam Butt in the Supreme Court said the government had banned no new outfit since the APS attack.

Express Tribune, June 29, 2015,


Jun. 28, 2015

Government mapped Pakistanis’ donations to madrassas at 650 billion rupees in charity

Nawa-e-Waqt, June 29, 2015, http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-06-29/page-12.

Jul. 12, 2015

A media report said Balochistan government planned to deploy surveillance drones against criminal elements.

Pakistan Today, July 12, 2015. http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/07/12/national/balochistan-govt-to-deploy-surveillance-drones.

Jul. 12, 2015

Sindh Apex Committee admitted that more than 40 seminaries are having links with terrorists, among them 24 are in Karachi.

Nawa-e-Waqt, July 13, 2015,


Jul. 13, 2015

A report highlighted that after six months of announcement to do so under NAP, Islamabad police has failed to establish the special anti-terror force.

Dawn, July 13, 2015,


Jul. 16, 2015

A news report revealed that not a single unregistered madrassa, out of 579, has been sealed in Karachi.

Dawn, July 16, 2015,


Jul 16, 2015

Punjab Apex Committee, meeting for the sixth time, banned Zakat and Fitrana collection by proscribed organizations.

Dawn, July 17, 2015,


Jul. 16, 2015

According to a report submitted by the government in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, 142 NGOs and seminaries have been issued audit notices.

Express, July 17, 2015, http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102965033&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150717.

Jul. 22, 2015

The Supreme Court expressed its concerns over the ineffectiveness of the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) in eradicating terrorism in the country.

Express Tribune, July 23, 2015,


Jul. 25, 2015

A media report claimed that the KP government had planned a de-radicalization program worth 65 million rupees.

The News, July 25, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-330513-Govt-plans-project-to-de-radicalise-militants-in-KP.

Jul. 29, 2015

Punjab government told the Supreme Court that it had registered cases against several banned outfits for illegally collecting funds.

Dawn, July 30,  2015,


Jul. 29, 2015

Malik Ishaq, leader of Lashker-e-Jhangvi, was killed along with two sons in an alleged police encounter in Muzaffargarh (Punjab).

The News, July 30, 2015,


Aug. 5, 2015

Supreme Court upheld the constitutional amendment made for establishing military courts, keeping the review powers with itself (SC).

Express Tribune, August 6, 2015,


Aug. 6, 2015

PM approves the absorption of National Crisis Management Cell into NACTA

Nai Baat, Islamabad, August 7, 2015.

Aug. 6, 2015

Punjab counter terrorism department along with intelligence officials undertook a joint search operation in seminaries across the province detaining several students.

Dawn, August 7, 2015,


Aug. 9, 2015

A total of 30 seminaries had been closed so far and put under “suspect” category, said Interior Minister.

Dawn, August 10, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1199516/30-seminaries-closed-says-minister.

Aug. 13, 2015

Military court awarded death to six militants involved in APS attack and to one militant involved in Safoora Goth, Karachi attack.

The News, August 14, 2015,


Aug. 15, 2015

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore sentenced an Al-Qaeda man to life imprisonment.

Dawn, August 16, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1200797.

Aug. 20, 2015

A media report indicated that only two of the 25 prisoners hanged in Adiala Jail Rawalpindi so far were tried under the anti-terrorism act. 

The News, August 20, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-335257-Only-two-of-25-executed-prisoners.

Aug. 23,  2015

An intelligence agency tracked down a gang of 52 hundi and hawla dealers, all Afghans, involved in terror financing.

Express Tribune, August 24, 2015, http://tribune.com.pk/story/943605/hundi-and-hawala-52-afghans-involved-in-terror-finance-nabbed.

Aug. 24, 2015

The federal cabinet vowed to deal firmly with sectarian outfits.

The News, August 25, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-39258-Govt-to-get-tough-with-sectarian-outfits-now.

Aug. 24, 2015

A police report claimed that the number of madrassas in Karachi has increased.

Jang, August 25, 2015, https://e.jang.com.pk/08-25-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=54.gif.

Aug. 25, 2015

A news report claimed detained commanders of TTP Swat chapter, Muslim Khan and Mehmood Khan, had died in custody of security forces owing to their illness.

The News, August 25, 2015, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-336075-TTP-Swat-commanders-Muslim-KhanMehmood-Khan-die-in-custody.

Aug. 25, 2015

Sindh government ordered action against 49 seminaries having links with terrorists.

Dawn, August 26, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1202829.

Aug. 25, 2015

Punjab law minister claimed that 20 seminaries once accused of having links with militants are no long involved in militancy.

Dawn, August 26, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1202904.

Aug. 26, 2015

A news report revealed that 703 unregistered seminaries in FATA will be black listed soon.

Express Tribune, August 26, 2015, http://tribune.com.pk/story/944774/clamping-down-703-unregistered-tribal-seminaries-to-be-blacklisted.

Aug. 27, 2015

The government of Pakistan officially banned ISIS in Pakistan, as per notification issued by the interior ministry.

Jang, August 28, 2015, https://e.jang.com.pk/08-28-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=528.gif.

Aug. 28, 2015

Spokesman for Wafaqul Madaris Al-Arabia complained that only Deobandi seminaries were targeted in recent raids.

Dawn, August 29, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1203597.

Sep. 7, 2015

The top civilian and military leadership held a meeting with representatives of religious seminaries indicating government’s renewed resolve to reform madrassas.

Dawn, September 8, 2015, http://www.dawn.com/news/1205572.






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