LAHORE - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked the provincial government to take urgent steps in coordination with the federal government to ensure rapid progress on the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) to eradicate terrorism and extremism.
The prime minister said this in a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here on Sunday. He said that the incidents like Peshawar and Wagha were extremely tragic and would never fade away from the memory the people. The sacrifices of innocent children, civilians as well as the armed forces would come to fruition and Pakistan would soon be steered out of this mess, the prime minister asserted.
He said that it was heartening that the whole nation and the entire political leadership of Pakistan were now on the same page in the fight against terror after ironing out divergent views in long discussion sessions. The prime minister hailed the exemplary unity shown by all political parties and expressed the confidence that this trend would continue in future to effectively meet the big challenges the nation was faced with.
He said that the extraordinary measures being adopted through the 21st amendment bill and by introducing amendments in the Army Act were meant to eradicate the menace of terrorism and extremism within a specified time frame. It will also strengthen the rule of law and writ of the government in Pakistan, he said. He directed all security agencies to ensure seamless coordination between them for achieving optimum results in shortest possible time.
Courtesy by Dawn.com