ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday expressed strong resolve to make Pakistan secure for every ethnicity and religion.
“We will make Pakistan secure for every ethnicity and religion; the country has embarked upon a right track and we will enable every citizen to reap the benefits of a secure, stable and prosperous Pakistan,” the prime minister said while addressing a meeting held at the PM House in Islamabad on Monday to review the state of internal security and implementation of National Action Plan (NAP).
The meeting, which was attended by Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, National Security Advisor Lt General (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua, DG Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt General Rizwan Akhtar, DG Intelligence Bureau (IB) Aftab Sultan and other senior government officials, discussed at length the internal security situation of the country and different aspects of the NAP.
During the meeting, the prime minister said that extremist ideology is a global threat and being the frontline state in war on terror, Pakistan confronted the blowback of terrorists for several years.
The prime minister said that no other country has suffered to the extent Pakistan has been affected socially and economically while fighting the scourge of terrorism and extremism.
Nawaz Sharif also lauded the performance of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in maintaining peace and security in the country. He said that terrorists and extremists elements are receding from the country due to the countless sacrifices rendered by our valiant LEAs, unflinching resolve of the entire nation and efforts of the federal and provincial governments.
The prime minister noted with satisfaction that the world has acknowledged that the overall security situation of the country which has significantly improved due to the ongoing national action plan and Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
In addition, the prime minister said that the federal government will facilitate the provincial governments by effective coordination and intelligence sharing through the federal agencies.
Nawaz Sharif reiterated that the gains of NAP and Zarb-e-Azb and progress achieved so far will be consolidated through well-coordinated and concerted efforts at the federal and provincial levels with the backing of the national resolve.