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State will ensure terrorists do not resurge: Nawaz Sharif

16 February, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: The gains of operations executed by the military, civil armed forces and police will not be let lost and the state will ensure at any cost that terrorists do not resurge.

This was agreed in a security meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM's House on Wednesday to review the security situation in the country, according to a statement issued by the PM's Media Office. The meeting also made a resolve that terrorism emanating within the country or executed and harboured from outside the country would be eliminated and those posing threat to peace and security of the country would be liquidated by the might of the state.

The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, National Security Advisor Gen (r) Nasser Khan Janjua, Counter Terrorism DG, IB DG and other senior government officials.

The meeting condemned the recent terror attacks of Lahore, Mohmand Agency, Peshawar and Quetta and paid homage to the great national heroes who laid down their lives for securing a peaceful future for Pakistan.

The meeting reiterated the national resolve of complete physical and ideological annihilation of terrorism and extremism. The armed forces, police and other civilian law enforcement agencies and people at large have rendered unrivalled sacrifices in this war against terrorism, the statement said, adding that the narrative of terror has failed to prevail and the narrative of peace, stability and prosperity has taken over.

The meeting reinforced that the overall situation in the country has improved, including FATA, Balochistan and Karachi, as a result of the state's offensive against terrorists and miscreants.

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