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High-level meeting discusses internal security, NAP implementation

High-level meeting discusses internal security

ISLAMABAD, 01 AUG, (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday chaired a high-level meeting to review internal security and implementation of National Action Plan (NAP).

The meeting also reviewed progress of ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed the determination to make Pakistan secure for every ethnicity and religion.

The Prime Minister lauded the performance of Law Enforcement Agencies in maintaining peace and security in the country. Terrorists and extremists elements are receding from the country due to the countless sacrifices rendered by our valiant Law Enforcement Agencies, unflinching resolve of the entire nation and efforts of the federal and provincial governments, the Prime Minister stated.

Extremist ideology is a global threat; being the frontline state in war on terror, Pakistan confronted the blowback of terrorists for several years. No other country has suffered to the extent Pakistan has been affected socially and economically while fighting the scourge of terrorism and extremism, the Prime Minister stated.

The world has acknowledged that the overall security situation of the country has significantly improved due to the ongoing National Action Plan and Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the Prime Minister noted with satisfaction.

The Prime Minister said that the federal government will facilitate the provincial governments by effective coordination and intelligence sharing through the federal agencies. The gains in the National Action Plan and   operation Zarb-e-Azb, and progress achieved so far will be consolidated through well-coordinated and concerted efforts at the federal and provincial levels with the backing of the national resolve, the Prime Minister reiterated.

We will make Pakistan secure for every ethnicity and religion; the country has embarked upon a right track and we will enable every citizen to reap the benefits of a secure, stable and prosperous Pakistan, the Prime Minister stated.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Finance Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, National Security Advisor Lt Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, DG ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, DG IB Mr. Aftab Sultan and other senior government officials. =DNA

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