A decisive crackdown on extremist and militant organisations in Pakistan looks imminent.
“The action would soon be visible as things progress,” a source told a group of journalists at a background briefing on Sunday.
The imminence of an action against extremist groups was confirmed by Pakistani Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry while talking in DawnNews programme Do Raaye.
He said the government had taken a firm decision that there would be a stern action against all militant groups. This, he said, was in accordance with the political consensus contained in the National Action Plan (NAP).
The information minister refused to give any timeline for the operation against militant groups like Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), accused of masterminding with India and took both nuclear-armed rivals close to war, and Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and its charity wing Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). Chaudhry said the timeline was something for the security forces to decide.