ASTANA -- Kazakhstan is devising its 2017-2020 anti-extremism and anti-terrorism programme, zakon.kz reported, quoting President Nursultan Nazarbayev's annual message to the Kazakhstani people. The message was published Tuesday (January 31).
Describing the planned 2017-2020 programme, Nazabayev called for the development of "zero tolerance toward any actions linked to radicalism", as well as urging a fight against "the financing of destructive … foreign terrorist forces" and against "the prevention of extremist propaganda, including on the internet and in social networks".
The NGO sector and religious associations need to be included in the fight against terrorism, he added. He also ordered the cabinet and the National Security Committee (KNB) to create a "Kazakhstani Cyber-Shield" to prevent cyber-crime.