Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Wednesday
approved draft counter-insurgency regulations to provide legal
cover to actions against terrorists by the security forces in
the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.
The Draft Counter-Insurgency (in aid of Civil Power)
Regulations 2011, approved by the federal cabinet during a
meeting chaired by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, will be
applicable to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and
Provincially Administered Tribal Areas, an official statement
"The cabinet approved the draft regulations, which
would provide legal cover to actions against the terrorists.
It was observed that it was of paramount importance
for the state to curb terrorists` activities and bring the
terrorists to justice," the statement said.
The cabinet decided to reconsider and revisit a
proposal on the commercial import of non-prohibited bore arms
and ammunition in consultation with stakeholders.
It also approved the Delimitation of Constituencies
(Amendment) Bill 2011 and ratified the Framework Economic
Cooperation Agreement signed between the Pakistan government
and the Gulf Cooperation Council.