LAHORE, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that it is our national duty to wipe out terrorism from the Country, and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to take the war on terror to its logical end.
“War on terror will be taken to its logical end,” the prime minister said while chairing a meeting in Lahore on Tuesday to review law and order situation in the wake of suicide blast at Chairing Cross a day ago, resulting in deaths of 15 persons including senior police officers.
The prime minister said that no one should think that we will stumble in this struggle due to such terror attacks.
“Our enemies will be defeated by our national resolve,” the prime minister said. “To wipe out terrorism is our national duty.”
Sharif said that Pakistan army and other military and civil law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have given matchless sacrifices to achieve great success in this war.
The prime minister said that neither i nor this nation will forget the sacrifices of our valiant Police officers and officials.
Nawaz Sharif said that this is a war of right and wrong, and we as a nation are on the right side of history in this war.
“We will soon see the end of this cancerous terrorism and it’s Ideology. Swift, ruthless and successful response is the only option for us,” he said.
The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, National Security Advisor Lieutenant General (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua and other Provincial Cabinet members.
During the meeting, the prime minister was briefed by the additional Inspector General (IG) Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Rai Tahir.
The prime minister was told that CCTV footage has helped in speeding up the investigations.
The CTD Chief told the meeting that 12 terrorists plans were disrupted in year 2016. He told that 231 terrorists have been killed by the CTD Punjab while 769 terrorists have been arrested.
The prime minister said that Counter Terror Department and Punjab Police with the support of our government will take revenge from these terrorists as soon as possible.
“Our fallen heroes have given ultimate sacrifice and we will not let our self and our nation down,” the prime minister said.
Earlier, the prime minister went to the residence of Captain (retd) Syed Ahmad Mobin who martyred in yesterday’s Lahore suicide blast.
The prime minister expressed condolences with the mother, sister and wife of Captain (retd) Ahmad Mobin. He also prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace.