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No more terrorist sanctuaries exist in Pakistan, says prime minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said Pakistan had achieved remarkable success against terrorism and there existed no more sanctuaries of terrorists on the soil of the country.

“The tide has been turned against terrorists and their capacity to conduct activities has been immensely curtailed,” he said while addressing the participants of National Security and War Course here at the National Defence University in Islamabad.

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The prime minister said the state was fully conscious of challenges relating to national security as it was tackling both internal and external problems.

He also said that Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad against terrorists was underway to purge the society from sleeper cells and sympathizers of extremists.

Khaqan Abbasi said there had been a paradigm shift not only from state-centric focus to societal security concerns, but also in the concept and understanding of national security.

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Congratulating the course graduates, the PM called upon them to take steps in complimenting the national response against the threats faced by the country.



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