ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is fighting a defining battle in the nation’s history and terrorists will be defeated, Radio Pakistan reported.
The prime minister chaired a high-level meeting in Islamabad on Thursday which was also attended by chief minister Punjab, Minister for Defense Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Railway Khwaja Saad Rafique and Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch.
It was noted in the meeting that national unity is essential for future peace and stability and “there is a need to extend full support to our jawans (soldiers) in the combat area,” in order for the Waziristan operation to be successful.
It was also decided that all possible resources will be allocated to look after the IDPs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Chief Minister Punjab also briefed the prime minister regarding Lahore incident. He informed that strict action is being taken against those who are involved and found responsible and justice will be provided at all costs.
Zarb-e-Azb is war of security: Rashid
Separately, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has said that the North Waziristan operation “is the war of security of the country and all the political forces must be united for the national cause.”
Talking to media in Islamabad on Thursday, Rashid emphasised the importance of national and political unity, “this is not the time of street politics because such actions will provide strategic support to the terrorists.”
The minister commended Pakistan armed forces and said they are amongst the best security forces of the world and are also playing an important role in UN peacekeeping missions all over the world.