Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday directed Interior Secretary Shahid Khan to coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to reconcile a ‘national list’ of proscribed organisations as per the blacklist of the United Nations.
Nisar gave the directive in a meeting which met to review progress on the National Action Plan (NAP) for countering militancy and extremism.
The Interior Ministry had already included the Haqqani Network and JuD in the list of proscribed outfits but the government was reluctant to formally make an announcement in this regard.
The official said that the number of proscribed outfits in Pakistan has reached 72 and includes 12 banned organisations, the number of which will increase in the next few weeks.
“The government has also decided to monitor the activities of the banned outfits’ leaderships and to restrict their movement within the country,” an official said.
The minister also directed the Interior Ministry and National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) to fine-tune the procedure of proscription to ensure that such organisations do not re-emerge with new names and nomenclatures.
“The national coordinator of NACTA informed the participants of the meeting that the authority has prepared a draft of national counter terrorism narrative which will be finalised soon after its approval by the prime minister,” the official added.