PM vows to eradicate terrorism once for all at whatever the cost

NAWAzLAHORE, Dec 28 (INP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the government has taken a firm decision to eradicate the menace of terrorism from the country once for all and would go to any extent for this purpose.

The Prime Minister was talking to Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif who called on him at his Raiwind residence here on Sunday.

Nawaz Sharif said the country has suffered a lot in all respect due to terrorism. He said thousands of people lost their lives due to terrorist activities and the economic losses were beyond the absorbing capacity of the country.  He regretted that the problem was not tackled at the beginning during the dictatorial rule.

He highly lauded the role of Pakistan Army and air force which were targeting terrorists and successfully eliminating them.  He was confident that with the cooperation from Afghanistan, Pakistan would be successful in completely rooting out terrorists from its side of the border.

During the meeting the counter terrorism strategy and its implementation in Punjab province was also discussed in detail.

The Chief Minister briefed the Prime Minister about the decisions taken by the apex committee headed by him and comprising Corps Commander Lahore, Inspector General Police, home secretary and others to operationalize National Action Plan.



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