THE NAP TRACKER - SECOND YEAR AUDIT OF THE NATIONAL ACTION PLAN
abstract
On December 16, 2014, armed militants broke into the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar Cantonment area of the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) province. In the brazen attack, they murdered 133 schoolchildren, as well as 10 teachers, including the principal.

This atrocious attack was a major paradigm shift in Pakistan, and will forever remain the incident that damaged and radically altered our collective national psyche. On December 25, 2014, the National Action Plan (NAP) was enacted.This was established by the state to crack down on terrorism and to supplement an-terrorist offensives. It is a major coordinated state retaliation following the deadly Peshawar school attack but has since taken a life of its own as Pakistan’s dominant strategy to combat terrorism and extremism. NAP received unprecedented levels of support and cooperation across the country’s political spectrum, the military leadership, and civil society.

This publication, The NAP Tracker, is the only publication of its kind that tracks the Pakistani state’s progress on all 20 points of the National Action Plan.