Eradication of terrorism, sectarianism vital for national progress: CM


LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday said the menace of terrorism and sectarianism should be rooted out to pave way for national progress.

“Mindset of terrorism and sectarianism is obstructing our way to a prosperous Pakistan,” he said during a meeting with Lahore Corps Commander Lt Gen Aamer Riaz, who called on him at his office here.

Different matters, including professional activities of the Pakistan Army, were discussed at the occasion.

The chief minister appreciated the pivotal role played by armed forces in the war against terrorism and paid tributes to the sacrifices rendered by officers and soldiers of the army.

“The role played by armed forces in the war on terror will be written in the annals of history in golden words as peace has been restored due to their immoral sacrifices,” he said, adding that the nation stood by its guardians with strong determination.

“Armed forces, police, law enforcement agencies and people from different walks of life have rendered invaluable sacrifices for the country.”

The entire nation, he said, paid tributes to their sacrifices.

Buzdar also said that the armed forces had written a new chapter of bravery and have the fullest capability to deal with internal and external challenges.

“The nation has achieved unique success in the war against terrorism because of its armed forces,” he said.

“The families of the martyrs are our own and will not be left alone. The Punjab government will continue looking after such families,” the chief minister concluded.