Reaching political consensus on terrorism no trivial matter: COAS

COASRAWALPINDI, Jan 01 (INP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that entire nation was looking towards Political and Military leadership of the country to take bold and meaningful decisions leading to stern action against terrorists and their sympathizers.

Addressing the 178th Corps Commanders conference here Thursday at the General  Headquarters,  General Raheel Sharif appreciated the resolve of the national political leadership shown during the All Parties Conference.

Much wanted and precious wider political consensus achieved against terrorism is not lost to smaller issues, the participants hoped. Key lies in all institutions joining hands for an effective and prompt implementation of a comprehensive National Action Plan without having to lose any further time, he emphasized.

The COAS also reviewed the homework done by all concerned for execution of their respective assigned tasks listed in the National Action Plan and directed them to follow strict time lines.

Participants of the conference expressed grief over tragic loss of innocent lives in Peshawar terrorist attack, solidarity with bereaved families and resolved not to stop operations till elimination of last terrorist from our soil.

The forum reviewed the overall internal and external security situation in the country with particular focus on the ongoing operations. Recent upsurge in Intelligence Based Operations (IBOs) across the country was also reviewed and its effects appreciated.

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