ISLAMABAD: The government is considering to start a national de-radicalisation programme to combat rising fundamentalism and extremism in the country.
A statement issued after a meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet held here on Wednesday said: “It was decided in the committee that special attention shall be given to a de-radicalisation programme to motivate youth to engage and isolate them from militancy and terrorism and bring them back to peaceful living.”
The meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
“We need to clearly identify the threat posed by terrorism, including the underlying factors such as ideological, motivational, funding, weapon supply, training and organisational support for terrorist groups and those aiding and abetting the terrorists,” he said.
The meeting was attended by federal ministers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, services chiefs and senior officers.