ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level security meeting here at PM House Islamabad on Monday and reviewed progress and achievements of Operation ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’.
It was reiterated unanimously that elimination of extremism and terrorism are policy imperatives for Pakistan’s security.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Advisor to PM Sartaj Aziz, National Security Advisor Lt. General (R) Nasser Khan Janjua and DG ISI Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar as well as other senior civil and military officials were also present on this occasion.
The prime minister expressed his satisfaction on the progress made by Pakistan military and other law enforcement agencies so far and directed that the pace of implementation should be further expedited.
Various laws governing the anti-terrorism efforts were also reviewed, and ways and means to make these laws more effective were discussed.
It was decided to further energize efforts on implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) and ensure better implementation of NAP by the federal and provincial governments.
The recent initiatives on better management of Pak-Afghan Border were also discussed in detail.
Participants of the meeting paid rich tributes to the sacrifices of military and civilian security personnel and peace loving people of Pakistan. It was emphasized that enemies of peace and development will never be allowed to disrupt the attainment of peace and security across the country.
This should be noted that on February 22, Pakistan Army launched a new counter-terror operation named ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad’ (رَدُّالفَسَاد) across the country, which aims at indiscriminately eliminating residual and latent threat of terrorism, consolidating gains of operations made thus far and further ensuring security of the borders.
Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad will take on all miscreants and play a part in bringing back normalcy in the country.