Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today vowed to completely eliminate terrorism from Pakistan as he reviewed the progress made in the recently-launched nationwide military campaign ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad’. Sharif chaired a high-level security meeting at the PM House where participants reviewed the operation Radd-ul-Fasaad – which translates roughly to ‘elimination of discord’ – and resolved to continue their action against terrorists.
Sharif expressed satisfaction on the progress made by the army and other law enforcement agencies and gave directions for the pace of the operation to be expedited further.
“It was reiterated unanimously that elimination of extremism and terrorism are policy imperatives for Pakistan’s security,” said a statement issued by the PM Office after the meeting.
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Operation Radd-ul-Fassad was launched last month after a series of militant attacks in the country killed more than 125 people.
Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif, Advisor to PM Sartaj Aziz, National Security Advisor Lt Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua and DG ISI Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar and other top civil and army officials attended the meeting.
Various laws governing the anti-terrorism efforts were also reviewed, and ways and means to make these laws more effective were discussed.
It was emphasised that enemies of peace and development will never be allowed to disrupt the attainment of peace and security across the country.
It was also decided to further energise efforts on implementation of National Action Plan and ensure its better implementation by the federal and provincial governments.
The recent initiatives on better management of Pak-Afghan Border were also reviewed.