Prime Minister for expediting anti-terrorism policy

Islamabad, July 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed Ministry of Interior to finalize anti-terrorism and anti-extremism policy in consultation with all Provinces on fast track basis.

The Prime Minister gave these directions while attending a briefing by the Ministry of Interior Friday morning.

The Prime Minister asked for preparation of a well thought out and workable operational plan to achieve the desired targets. He stressed that restoration of peace and elimination of terrorism should be our top most priority. The security agencies have to come up with hard intelligence to prevent terror attacks, added the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister maintained, “We have to perform and failure is not an option at all”. He said that all security agencies need to coordinate for ensuring national interests.

The Prime Minister said that we have to raise specialized anti terror, anti crime forces and watch and ward law enforcement agencies to overcome the challenges faced by the country.

The Prime Minister assured provision of adequate funds for the law enforcement agencies to facilitate them in their professional duties. He, however, demanded that they must deliver to the expectations of the people and the government.

The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Interior to extend all out support to the provincial governments in their endeavors to fight the anti-state and terrorist elements.

Dilating upon the border situation, the Prime Minister stressed that efforts should be made to stop the influx of strangers into FATA and other areas of the country.

The Prime Minister expressed the resolve that killers of Chinese and other Foreign mountaineers would be traced as it is his government’s top most priority.

The Prime Minister paid rich tribute to fellow countrymen who stood against the terrorists. He also paid rich tribute to the security forces and civilian law enforcement agencies for their sacrifices in the war against terror.

“| salute those mothers and daughters of Hazara community who raised their voice to denounce terror killings in Quetta” said the Prime Minister.

The Secretary Ministry of Interior apprised the Prime Minister about the overall security paradigm and the steps taken by the Interior Division to strengthen the liaison between the provinces.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Finance, Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Advisor on National Security, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Political Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr. Asif Kirmani and other senior government officials.

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