While Pakistan struggles to eliminate the menace of terrorism, the international community, and especially the United Nations has also been actively pursuing plans and strategies to circumvent the spread of terrorism. Pakistan had been on the path of eliminating terrorism and militancy long before the initiation of the National Action Plan, which came immediately after the Peshawar Army Public School (APS) school attack in December 2014. The brutal terrorist attack presented one of the greatest challenge to Pakistan’s security.
The year 2015 witnessed major initiatives by Pakistan to curb and eliminate, as well as develop long-term strategies to obliterate terrorism in all forms. The international community has appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in eliminating terrorist networks and has praised the successes achieved by the military operation Zarb-i-Azb, an operation aimed at eliminating terrorist networks and cleansing the country of terrorism.