Government fully committed to eliminate terrorism: Nawaz Sharif

Published: August 9, 2013
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Nawaz Sharif pointed out that the government has already made a remarkable achievement in resolving the issue of circular debt and is now getting the problem of load-shedding gradually under control.  PHOTO: FILE

Nawaz Sharif pointed out that the government has already made a remarkable achievement in resolving the issue of circular debt and is now getting the problem of load-shedding gradually under control. PHOTO: FILE

RAIWIND: With two terror incidents on Eid day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated his resolve to overcome the challenges faced by the country through effective measures, Radio Pakistan reported.

Addressing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentarians‚ party workers and people from various walks of life at his resident in Raiwind‚ the premier said that his government will rise to the expectations and aspirations of the people.

Nawaz said that the government inherited a number of challenges from the previous regime‚ but the party was sincerely working to bring the country out of crises.

The prime minister pointed out that the government has already made a remarkable achievement in resolving the issue of circular debt and is now gradually getting the problem of load-shedding under control.

Nawaz further remarked the whole nation was celebrating Eidul Fitr in a sorrowful atmosphere due to the terrorism incidents in different areas. However, he said that the government is determined to eliminate terrorism and restore peace and stability in the country.

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  • A J Khan
    Aug 9, 2013 - 9:29PM

    Don’t wait until it’s too late’ to decide.

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  • Aug 9, 2013 - 9:29PM

    Hurry up Mr. PM…. no table talk to these monsters… kill them all…. we are waiting In Sha Allah.Recommend

  • Aug 9, 2013 - 9:34PM

    Dear Government, can I please request a milestones paper for determination to “eliminate terrorism”
    Thanks.

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  • Tanner
    Aug 9, 2013 - 9:36PM

    Honorable PM, governments commitment to eliminate terrorism sound sweet BUT what we want to see governments practical steps, only word “commitment” won’t bring peace. Secondly, TTP n related terrorist setups needs to be faced up front in their homes, their eating n resting places, freezing their funds channels, taking over their properties, their sympathizers, protectors etc all in one approach will be the recipe. They don’t need arrests, courts or other facilities, they need iron fist eliminating methods. You can’t talk with beasts, killers of innocent men, woman n children. Calling or even suggesting that they are human n muslim itself an insult to Islam n name Muslim.

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  • Haseeb
    Aug 9, 2013 - 9:36PM

    can we see it please, a glimmer of your commitment if not more?

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  • Liberal
    Aug 9, 2013 - 9:52PM

    Waiting for prompt action against terrorism / extremism.
    But I don’t know why I doubt his half hearted commitment.

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  • Shahzad
    Aug 9, 2013 - 9:52PM

    NS and IK are making us loose all the hope in democracy. The last govt and these two too haven’t been able to done any legislation against terrorism. What have our govts done to strengthen security agencies?

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  • MB
    Aug 9, 2013 - 10:06PM

    Mr. PM. When shall we see some concrete steps out of this “commitment”?

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Aug 9, 2013 - 10:25PM

    The day government will overcome the core problem of terrorism, Pakistan will start standing on its own feet.

    The country is in war like sitation with the militants and terrorists.

    By hook or by crook, the terrorism has to be eliminated for the sake of the country and the nation.

    We must construct more jails on war footings in every city so that when militants and terrorists are arrested they should be tried by the anti-terrorists courts.

    We also need to appoint more judges for daily hearing of the cases.

    Those who are already waiting for the death penalty, death warrants should be served and they should be hanged without any further delay.

    No society will tolerate that innocent people should die in bomb blasts and terrorists when arrested should be released on bails due to want of evidences.

    Unless the government will not use the iron hand, terrorism related incidents will not come to an end.

    The government is answerable to the young children whose fathers are killed by the terrorists whether in target killings or suicude bombing.

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  • Dajjal
    Aug 9, 2013 - 10:26PM

    I think some clarification is required here, what Nawaz Sharif actually meant was:
    Government fully committed to continuously talk about eliminating terrorism, but actually do nothing meaningful to eliminate it.

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  • wonderer
    Aug 9, 2013 - 10:34PM

    Mr. PM,
    First Eid Mubarak.

    More importantly,
    Pls forget about everything else, may be even electricity and roads. Pls finish this menace.

    I was just in Bangalore and saw such harmonious Eid that melted my heart. Beautiful people and decorations and even had some haleem. We even an interesting chat about the origin of Eid. Why not in Lahore next year?

    Regards//
    ..A Well wisher

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  • KAY
    Aug 9, 2013 - 10:35PM

    Reality is that Terrorists are far more committed and ahead of you, Mr PM.

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  • g
    Aug 9, 2013 - 10:43PM

    So, invite in the Americans and their drones and quit the half-hearted rhetoric. Start killing these animals.

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  • Waseem
    Aug 9, 2013 - 10:51PM

    Immediate action required. So act as soon as possible and show results in days, not in weeks.

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  • Mir
    Aug 9, 2013 - 11:24PM

    Blah Blay What a statement ? False promises, just how to complete next 5 years. You will give stars to us. We do not need motor ways, mills, and your reforms to improve our life what we need is personal security and safety for all Pakistanes. Can you do this? I dought?

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  • Facts
    Aug 9, 2013 - 11:40PM

    The problem with Pakistan and even with world is that basically they do not understand or using the word terrorism in wrong context. The is no terrorism and if there will not be if there is real system of justice and the system prove itself, if there is honest leadership and no race for power, if there is having space for considering the voice of suppressor, if there is no fake propaganda and the whole world respect others diversity of culture, faith, believes and system of living, if there provide time and have honest effort to teach and consider the opponent and if there is no use of force to divert the people according to oneself.

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  • Umer
    Aug 9, 2013 - 11:44PM

    First have courage to get rid of Lashkar e Jhangvi.

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  • Parvez
    Aug 9, 2013 - 11:53PM

    If you were sincere you would start by cutting down your visits to KSA.

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  • nassi
    Aug 9, 2013 - 11:57PM

    There is no doubt ultimately the terrorists will lose as they are fighting a losing battle. By fighting this war half heatedly we are just prolonging our misery.

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  • nassi
    Aug 10, 2013 - 12:06AM

    There is no doubt ultimately the terrorists will lose as they are fighting a losing battle. By fighting this war half heartedly we are just prolonging our misery.

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  • Mirza
    Aug 10, 2013 - 12:07AM

    I wonder if they were not fully committed?Recommend

  • goggi (Lahore)
    Aug 10, 2013 - 12:41AM

    yackety-yak yackety-yak blah blah blah blah………..before starting his everyday monotonous repetitions and singing the same boring children lori for the naive and gullible people, he himself wear earplugs……………to avoid the very high risk of auto-hypnosis!

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  • LOK
    Aug 10, 2013 - 1:11AM

    wow… I am so impressed.

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  • Aamir
    Aug 10, 2013 - 1:31AM

    Should I take it as a new phase of rhetoric of negotiations…………?????

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  • ali ahmed
    Aug 10, 2013 - 1:50AM

    Mr.P.M. if you really serious …start eliminating terrorist from Punjab along with Rana Sanullah

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  • Shahid Kinnare
    Aug 10, 2013 - 3:50AM

    Prime Minister is interested in eliminating terrorism but TTP

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  • anybodyagree
    Aug 10, 2013 - 6:04AM

    punjab govt supporting LeJ. ………..????

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  • Jibran
    Aug 10, 2013 - 6:36AM

    Fire your interior minister, and Punjab’s law minister.

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  • AR
    Aug 10, 2013 - 7:36AM

    @Haseeb:
    It all depends on how serious Mr PM is about protecting the lives of innocent Pakistanis, which I don’t think he, or any other politician or a military general, is. PM would happily avail a chance to please his saudi “royal” friends than saving the lives of a few hundred, rather thousand, Pakistanis.

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  • Aug 10, 2013 - 8:44AM

    first step , is taken without the plan of second and third steps. good luck.

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  • Pir Roshan
    Aug 10, 2013 - 9:19AM

    It is not acceptable price to pay at the cost of unstable & week Afghanistan. Lets start with Haqanis terror network & LEJ, then TTP & Quetta shora.

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  • xman
    Aug 10, 2013 - 10:32AM

    Government is “fully committed”, but will not take action in the larger interest of the country..

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  • suzo
    Aug 10, 2013 - 12:02PM

    **a millitary operation in restive KPK against TTP, against BLA in balochistan, against extortionists, target killers and talibans in karachi and Lashkers and jashes etc in Jhang and Lahore and please do a crake down against JI in their headquaters in mansura lahore. . They provide sanctuary to extremeists . . Hope it’ll help our fight for peace!**Recommend

  • G
    Aug 10, 2013 - 12:36PM

    Mr PM pl first and foremost task is to ELIMINATE terrorism in all its shapes from our society.

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  • Chacha Sharif
    Aug 10, 2013 - 1:28PM

    This is nothing but lip service. How can anyone take Nawaz Sharif seriously when senior members in his own party such as Rana Sanaullah are members of Lashkar Jhangvi and who authorised a monthly stipend for the terrorist mastermind Malik Ishaq. Terrorism will thrive under this regime. This is like a terrorist calling a terrorist a terrorist!

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Aug 10, 2013 - 2:05PM

    If not immediately now then when? No more lame excuses and if there is any hurdle by any state machinery then OPEN-UP.

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  • Arzoo
    Aug 10, 2013 - 5:06PM

    “Government fully committed to eliminate terrorism.”

    No; it is NOT.

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  • Kamil
    Aug 10, 2013 - 5:18PM

    Good. About time, isn’t it. And better that Bhatta terrorism unleasehd on Karachi people by PPP’s Amn Committee gangs and MQM, ANP, JQSM, Jiye Sind is also tackled with same zeal

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  • Saria
    Aug 10, 2013 - 6:01PM

    Only way to control terrorism is to stop reliance on USA, UK, UNO, Saudi Arabia, UAE etc.
    Start believing in yourself and clamp down on extremist groups with honest aggression without fearing backlash or fear of losing votes….
    Give protection to minorities and try to make it QuaideAzam’s Pakistan……..where everyone is free to adhere to his Iman and hatred is frowned upon…..

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  • Eddied
    Aug 10, 2013 - 6:04PM

    I will believe he has the courage to stop terrorism when he arrests the TTP sympathizers and mullahs that are supporting these killers in Pakistan…start with munawar….fazl….and others who blatantly call for jihad against the west…they are the corrupted religious officials who have brought your country down to its lowest point…

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  • Awais Tanveer
    Aug 10, 2013 - 6:09PM

    Government fully committed to eliminate terrorism: Nawaz Sharif

    Oh yeah… By visiting Saudi Arabia…

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  • stoned
    Aug 10, 2013 - 6:35PM

    He’s full of hot air as always.

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  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 10, 2013 - 7:21PM

    If the PM was serious, than the first step would be to shut down the Madrassas, which have been the breeding ground for these cockroaches, than actually seek outside help to deal with them, as its quite obvious that its beyond your institutions ability.
    Leave your Ghairat to one side and please ask Uncle Sam to assist, which they may oblige, however your sweeter than honey friend will not help as it simply not good business for them, rest assure !
    Sadly there are no other options here, as the future is likely to be very bleak, and very strong possibility is that the state will implode from within in next few years on its current course.

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  • nizamuddin khan
    Aug 10, 2013 - 7:26PM

    How do we eliminate the terrorism menace? Do we have the will? I believe the PM seems to have that. Do we have the capability to arrest or kill or drive away the terrorists? Do we have the legal means to prosecute or even resort to death penalty.

    We need the the security and legal institutions to be prepared for an onslaught on terrorists. Whether we are discussing DI Khan or Bannu incidents or attacks on our armed forces (of course not by our favorite enemies to the east) by these terrorists who we know where to find, we have to have the will to act. Couple of headlines where a handful of terrorists are killed by FC or army does not help. We have to go after their leaders and money and begin to neutralize their ability to re-organize.

    We dislike what India is able to do in Kashmir…but I say let’s follow their example in every province where terrorists have settled down and plan all their activities and train their followers. We may end up with an outcome that is much better to live with…or else let’s get ready to be killed and humiliated.Recommend

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