World peace: Rashid says neighbours reaping benefits from anti-terror operations

Published: February 1, 2016
Pervaiz Rashid. PHOTO: FILE

Pervaiz Rashid. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan’s successes in the war on terror have benefited the neighbouring countries as well Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said on Sunday asserting that Pakistan was committed to root out terrorism for a peaceful world.

“Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched with the resolve to continue it till the elimination of the last bastion of terrorists in the country,” he said while talking to the media at the residence of former nazim of Lahore Mian Amir Mehmood.

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He was at Mehmood’s home to offer condolence and Fateha on the demise of his father Mian Zahoor ul Haq.

The minister told the media that the information collected by the intelligence agencies had helped break terror-networks which had benefitted the country and the entire world.

Regarding the efficiency of the Pakistani intelligence agencies, the minister said that they tracked down the facilitators of the Bacha Khan University attack in no time.

Rashid said terrorism could be rooted out by eliminating the facilitators along with inside and outside elements.

Replying to another query, Perviaz Rashid said the operation in Karachi was launched to cleanse the city of criminals and anti-state elements. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had committed to nab all those elements, who had destroyed the peace of the port city, he said.

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To another query, he said NAB had taken action and instituted cases against the corrupt in all provinces without any discrimination.

On differences with PPP, the minister said these were political issues, otherwise as far as the operation against terrorists is concerned the PPP and all other political parties were on the same page with the government.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st,  2016.

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