ISLAMABAD:(APS)Jan 8,2016-A high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was held at PM House today to review the regional situation. The meeting was attended by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Minister for Finance Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Mr. Tariq Fatemi, National Security Advisor Lt. General (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, DG ISI Lt. General Rizwan Akhtar, Foreign Secretary Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and DG Military Operations Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza.
The meeting affirmed Pakistan’s strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. It was noted with satisfaction that Pakistan’s counter-terrorism campaign had made significant gains and that Pakistan’s entire leadership and institutions were working in complete harmony to counter terrorism and extremism. The people of Pakistan have evolved a political consensus for action against all terrorists and terrorist organizations without any distinction, and have resolved that no terrorist would be allowed to use Pakistan’s soil for committing terrorism anywhere in the world.
The meeting also discussed the Pathankot attack incident and expressed Pakistan’s condemnation of this incident and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to cooperate with India to completely eradicate the menace of terrorism afflicting our region. In line with Pakistan’s commitment to effectively counter and eradicate terrorism, the meeting reviewed the progress made on the information provided by the Government of India. It was decided to remain in touch with the Government of India in this regard.
The meeting expressed the confidence that building on the goodwill generated by the recent high level contacts, the two countries would remain committed to a sustained, meaningful and comprehensive dialogue process.