Pakistan

PM says ‘we are in a state of war’

Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today reviewed the internal security situation and implementation of the National Action Plan.

In a meeting he chaired in Islamabad, he discussed at length the internal security situation of the country and different aspects of the National Action Plan.

The meeting observed that after the country has achieved successful results from operation Zarb e Azb in FATA, terrorists are now changing their targets other than the state institutions out of desperation.

In his remarks, the Prime Minister said that we are in a state of war with an ideology that wants to change our way of life.

He said the government is committed to take all necessary steps to ensure that blood spilled in Quetta carnage does not go waste.

The Prime Minister emphasized on seamless coordination between law enforcement agencies as well as among the provincial governments and the federal government to achieve optimum results within a short period of time.

He expressed his resolve that we will make Pakistan secure from every kind of terrorism and extremism.  He said the country has embarked upon a right track and we will enable every citizen to reap the benefits of a secure, stable and prosperous Pakistan.

The Prime Minister said that terrorists think that they can sow the seeds of disharmony and disunity in the nation. The nation is united and supports the government to stay on the course of completely eliminating the terrorists from Pakistani society.

The Prime Minister decided to convene a broader meeting tomorrow for detailed discussions on National Action Plan.

Minster for Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan and National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua briefed the meeting on how terrorist organizations are attacking soft targets.

The meeting was also attended by Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Sartaj Aziz and Tariq Fatemi and other senior government officials.

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