Terrorism will be eliminated from Pakistan in 'a year or two', vows PM

Announcing uplift schemes in Kotli Sattian tehsil, Nawaz Sharif said his politics is not based on staging sit-ins

News Desk April 25, 2016
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to the crowd gathered to listen to his address in Kotli Sattian tehsil of Rawalpindi on April 25, 2016. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said terrorism will be completely eliminated from Pakistan within two years while Karachi will also be restored to normality soon.

"You will see terrorism being wiped off from Pakistan in no more than a year or two," the PM said while addressing a public gathering in Kali Sattian tehsil of Rawalpindi on Monday.

The premier arrived in the tehsil to distribute cheques among those affected by recent landsliding and rains.

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"Our politics is the politics of development and elimination of poverty, and not focused on sit-ins, lies and destruction of the country," PM Nawaz said in a veiled jibe at PTI chairman Imran Khan.

"I have a lot in my heart [against them] but I am not here for their character-assassination."

Apparently responding to his alleged offshore wealth, the PM said he spent every rupee on this nation with utmost honesty and managed to save Rs100 billion from uplift projects.

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"We want to have terrorism, poverty, illiteracy and electricity load-shedding eliminated," added the premier.

The PM on the occasion announced to join the tehsil with Jhelum-Muzaffarabad motorway, besides repairing important roads and building hospitals and educational institutions.

"Karachi will also be rid of terrorism, and witness a rise in business activities," he said.

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The visit came as the PM announced to launch a campaign to reach out to public amid calls from opposition to clear his position in the wake of Panama leaks.

The leaks had revealed the premier’s three children were among dozens of influential people across the globe having offshore companies in tax havens.

He also announced forming a commission headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan to investigate the revelations.

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