No difference between terrorists and abettors: Sharif

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said there was no difference between terrorists and their abettors.Chairing a special anti-terrorism meeting of the country's civilian and military leadership, Prime Minister Sharif stressed the need to
no difference between terrorists and abettors...
IANS December 23, 2014 20:10 IST

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said there was no difference between terrorists and their abettors.

Chairing a special anti-terrorism meeting of the country's civilian and military leadership, Prime Minister Sharif stressed the need to eliminate the mindset associated with terrorism and militancy, The News International reported.

It was agreed upon in the meeting that Operation Zarb-e-Azb would continue till the elimination of the last terrorist.

Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar, and Federal Ministers Chaudhry Nisar and Ishaq Dar attended the meeting.

In an earlier meeting, Prime Minister Sharif said that people could not be left at the mercy of terrorists.

The prime minister pointed out that extraordinary times called for extraordinary measures.

He emphasised that citizens from all ethnicities and religious beliefs would be protected.

He added that atrocities committed by terrorists would not be forgotten or forgiven.

Sharif has summoned a meeting on parliamentary leaders Wednesday morning. The meeting will finalise the National Action Plan to counter terrorism.

Earlier, Pakistan's Gen. Raheel Sharif met Chief of General Staff of the Afghan National Army (ANA) Gen. Sher Muhammad Karimi and commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Gen. John Campbell at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the visiting dignitaries expressed their grief over the Peshawar school carnage in which more than 140 students and teachers were massacred.

While appreciating the recently commenced operations by Afghan forces against the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) in areas close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border, Gen. Sharif said he would extend full support to Gen. Karimi and Gen. Campbell in all spheres, including intelligence sharing as well as coordinated operations by both sides.

The trilateral meeting discussed the overall security situation in the region, matters relating to coordination on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and protocols placed to improve border control.

 

 
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