'We have no option but to win war against terror': PM

February 16, 2015

      KARACHI, Feb 16 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said that the government had no option but to win the war against terrorism and scourge would be eliminated from every nook

and cranny of the country.

      The Prime Minister said this in his opening remarks while chairing a meeting of the Apex Committee of Sindh held at Governor House here to review the progress on the implementation of National Action Plan and discuss matters related to overall law and order situation in the province. 

      He said following the Peshawar tragedy, the National Action Plan was approved by the entire political leadership and the ultimate decision of the state was to eliminate terrorism from the country.

      He said two of the 20 points of NAP were implemented immediately while rest of the measures had been left upto the Apex Committees formed in all provinces. The provinces are holding meetings of their respective Apex Committees on regular basis to assess the implementation process.

      He said some of the provinces were taking swift action to implement NAP while a lot of work is yet to be done by other provinces. 

      Sharif said under NAP, the 21st constitutional amendment was passed and Army Act was also amended adding the country's future and security were linked to NAP's implementation. The whole nation is eyeing the tangible results of NAP, he added.

      Nawaz Sharif reiterated that terrorism would be eliminated from every nook and corner of the country besides tribal areas. 

      He said the meeting should be briefed about all problems being faced by the law enforcement agencies to help find their solutions.

      The Prime Minister said the Baldia Town factory fire was a grave incident,the Chief Secretary would also brief the committee about it, he added.

      Former President Asif Ali Zardari, Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, DG ISI Lt. General Rizwan Akhter, Corps Commander 5 Corps  Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar, Sindh cabinet members Sharjeel Memon and Murad Ali Shah, Home Secretary Sindh, Secretary Interior and IG Sindh were also present in the meeting among other senior officers.