Pakistan to be safe for every ethnicity, religion: PM Nawaz

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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday (today) chaired a meeting to review the state of internal security and implementation of National Action Plan at PM House.

The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, National Security Advisor Lt Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, Director-General-Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, Director-General of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) Aftab Sultan and other senior government officials.

The Prime Minister lauded the performance of Law Enforcement Agencies in maintaining peace and security in the country during the meeting.

“Terrorists and extremists elements are receding from the country due to the countless sacrifices rendered by our valiant Law Enforcement Agencies, the unflinching resolve of the entire nation and efforts of the federal and provincial governments,” the PM stated.

He said that extremist ideology is a global threat and being the frontline state in the war on terror, Pakistan confronted the blowback of terrorists for several years. No other country has suffered to the extent Pakistan has been affected socially and economically while fighting the scourge of terrorism and extremism.

The world has acknowledged that the overall security situation of the country has significantly improved due to the ongoing National Action Plan and Operation Zarb-e-Azb and, the Prime Minister noted with satisfaction.

“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,” Nawaz Sharif said.

He said that the federal government will facilitate the provincial governments by effective coordination and intelligence sharing through the federal agencies.

The gains in the National Action Plan and operation 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, he added.