NAP implementation review: PM calls for unity to win war on terror
February 25, 2023 08:53 AM
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has reiterated the resolve to get rid of terrorism and stressed the need for unity to cope with the challenge.
Presiding over a meeting to review the implementation of the National Action Plan, he heaped praise on the security officials for their matchless services.
National unity was the only way forward to save Pakistan and make it a great nation, he said and recalled the Peshawar mosque massacre.
In wake of the February 3 terrorist hit at Police Lines, civil and military leadership held a seven-hour long session and took several decisions, he said, adding that the lawmen from of police, Rangers and army bravely fought off the terrorists in Karachi.
The prime minister said after the terrorist attack on the Army Public School of Peshawar, the Nawaz Sharif-led government formulated a National Action Plan.
Nawaz Sharif invited all the national leaders including those “who did not want to see the matter straightforwardly” however, the decisions were made to revive peace in the country.
He said this time too, the federal government invited all the stakeholders but just one party did not bother to attend the meeting. “They still want to resolve the matter on the streets that were highly condemnable,” he remarked.
The prime minister said Pakistan currently faced economic challenges and expressed the hope that the situation would improve after the matters with the International Monetary Fund were finalized.
The coalition government put their political interests at stake for the sake of the country and to improve the economic situation, he stressed. He said that cooperation by the friendly countries was no less than Allah’s blessing, but the foremost priority should be to put our own house in order otherwise no one would come up for help.
Mentioning the killings and arrests of terrorists during different military actions, Prime Minister Shehbaz said the security agencies were making their efforts to ensure the security of citizens.
“If we act egoistically in this critical situation, this is not politics,” he rued. The prime minister said for the security of future generations, it was a must for all to realise the sensitivity of the situation. He recalled that Pakistan had sacrificed around 83,000 lives.