Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting to review the security situation in the country at PM House, Islamabad today. The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Finance Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of General Staff Lt. General Bilal Akbar, National Security Advisor Lt. Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, DG Counter Terrorism, DG IB 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. It was agreed that the gains of operations executed by military, civil armed forces and police will not be lost and the state would ensure that terrorists do not resurge, at any cost. The Armed Forces, Police & other Civilian Law Enforcement agencies and people at large have rendered unrivalled sacrifices in this war against terrorism. 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. The meeting made a resolve that terrorism emanating within the country or executed and harbored 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.