ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday chaired a high level security meeting which reiterated the national resolve of complete physical and ideological annihilation of terrorism and extremism.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, National Security Advisor Lt General (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua, Director General Counter Terrorism, Director General Intelligence Bureau (IB) and other senior government officials attended the meeting to review the security situation in the Country.
The meeting condemned the recent terror attacks of Lahore, Mohmand agency, Peshawar and Quetta and paid homage to the great national heroes who laid down their lives for securing a peaceful future for Pakistan.
It was agreed during the meeting that the gains of operations executed by military, civil armed forces and police will not be lost and the state would ensure that terrorists do not resurge at any cost.
The armed forces, police and other civilian law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and people at large have rendered unrivalled sacrifices in this war against terrorism. The narrative of terror has failed to prevail and the narrative of peace, stability and prosperity has taken over.
The meeting reinforced that the overall situation in the Country has improved including Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA), Balochistan and Karachi as a result of the state’s offensive against terrorists and miscreants.
The meeting made a resolve that terrorism emanating within the Country or executed and harbored from outside the Country would be eliminated and those posing threat to peace and security of the Country would be liquidated by the might of the state.