Chaudhry Ahsan Premee
Associated Press Service
ISLAMABAD:December 23, 2014;Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting on counter-terrorism at the PM’s House here today.
Federal Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan; Federal Minister for Finance, Mr. Ishaq Dar; Chief of the Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif; DG ISI, DG Military Operations, DG MI and DG ISPR attended the meeting which reviewed progress on operation Zarb-e-Azb going on in North Waziristan and Khyber Agencies and discussed modalities of national action plan on counter terrorism and extremism.
The meeting expressed the resolve to ensure swift and effective implementation of the approved action plan. Various short term and medium term steps required to be taken for eliminating terror networks in every nook and corner of the country also came under discussion.
The Prime Minister said that operation Zarb-e-Azb will continue till the last terrorist is eliminated. He said no distinction will be made between those who have committed the acts of terror and those who harbor, facilitate and finance them.
He stressed on the need for national unity to defeat the terrorist and extremist ideology, which, he said, will be defeated at all costs.
The Prime Minister said sacrifices given by the people of Pakistan, including our security forces, are un-paralleled in this war and the blood of martyrs of will not go in vain.
The Prime Minister said we cannot forget or forgive the atrocities committed by these barbarians in Peshawar, Quetta and Wagha. He said every citizen of the country, irrespective of his caste, sect or faith, will be protected. No cause is holier than protecting the life and property of every citizen of Pakistan.