ISLAMABAD:(APS)FEB 4,2016-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed the resolve that we will collectively defeat all designs of our enemies to make Pakistan a secure and prosperous country.
He made these remarks at a high level meeting held at the ISI Headquarters in Islamabad which reviewed entire internal and external threat spectrum including terrorists’ networks and their linkages.
The role of hostile intelligence agencies and their collaborators in fomenting instability in Pakistan and undermining Pakistan’s interests was discussed in detail.
Management of Pak-Afghan border including way forward was also discussed during the meeting.
The Army Chief emphasized that terrorists are externally funded and internally facilitated.
He also underscored the need for continued efforts across the country in consolidating gains made in operation Zarb-e-Azb and ongoing Intelligence-based operation to ensure a permanent and sustainable peace in the country.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif highly appreciated the efforts and achievements of Army and intelligence agencies in achieving major breakthrough and bringing a noticeable change in the security environment of the country.
He said that entire nation is truly proud of its premier intelligence agency, its officers and men who have countless successes on their name which truly merit due recognition and acknowledgement.
Nawaz Sharif reiterated that the Government and the nation stand behind its armed forces and intelligence agencies in the fight.
The meeting was attended, among others, by Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, National Security Adviser retired General Nasir Janjua and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.