PM chairs high-level security meeting

March 13, 2017

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level security meeting here at PM House Islamabad today.

Progress and achievements of Operation ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’ were reviewed during the meeting. It was reiterated unanimously that elimination of extremism and terrorism are policy imperatives for Pakistan's security.

The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction on the progress made by Pakistan Military and other Law Enforcement Agencies so far and directed that the pace of implementation should be further expedited. Various laws governing the anti-terrorism efforts were also reviewed, and ways and means to make these laws more effective were discussed.

Participants of the meeting paid rich tributes to the sacrifices of military and civilian security personnel and peace loving people of Pakistan. It was emphasized that enemies of peace and development will never be allowed to disrupt the attainment of peace and security across the country. It was decided to further energize efforts on implementation of National Action Plan and ensure better implementation of NAP by Federal / Provincial governments. The recent initiatives on better management of Pak-Afghan Border were also reviewed in detail.

The meeting was attended by Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Minister for Interior, Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar Minister for Finance, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Chief Minister Punjab, Mr. Sartaj Aziz Advisor to PM, National Security Advisor Lt. General (R) Nasser Khan Janjua and DG ISI Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar as well as other senior civil and military officials.