Govt steps up consultation for anti terror operation
ISLAMABAD: Federal Government of Pakistan has stepped up consultation with political leadership of the country for seeking approval of carrying out surgical strikes against terrorists, ARY News reports on Saturday.
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has tried to bring all the political parties on a single platform through contacts. According to sources, federal government has also contacted opposition parties as well to discuss the situation.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to call a key meeting of Council of Common Interest (CCI) on 2nd February. Important decisions are expected to be made against terrorism in the meeting.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Government is seen silent on the issue. The provincial government has adapted a strategy of silence and is seen unhappy for not being considered to discuss the surgical operation against terror outfits in the country.
Sources have reported that security forces in Balochistan have already started crackdown against terrorists outfits.
Foreign Office has already clarified that Pakistan will not be pressurized by any foreign country and the operation will be carried out for the state interest.
According to analysts, the government has to take strict and long term steps to curb terrorism while keeping the morale of the military high. Any delay will not be less than a setback for the country.