Another Zarb-e-Azb will be fought in our cities and villages: PM

Nawaz vows all militants and their facilitators will be eliminated from the country


Abdul Manan December 22, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Monday to launch an offensive against militants in rural and urban areas of the country in an apparent expansion of the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).

"One Zarb-e-Azb is being fought in the tribal areas and a second Zarb-e-Azb will be fought against those who are hiding in our cities and villages," the premier said, while chairing a four hour long high-level counter terrorism meeting, according to the PM Office.

The premier vowed that a decisive battle would be fought against all militants, including those responsible for the Hazara Town in Quetta and the Peshawar Church attack.

“The government will not differentiate between terrorists and their facilitators. They both will be taken out," PM Nawaz said.

“Terrorism and sectarianism are a cancer for this country and now the time has come to root it out," the premier said.

Sources added the high-level meeting discussed various plans, including overhauling of criminal justice, and a new administrative and legislative system in the country.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, SAFRON Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt and special assistants to the premier Khawaja Zaheer and Barrister Zafarulaah attended the meeting.

COMMENTS (20)

Viking Star | 7 years ago | Reply

@Sarfaraz: Proud to be supporting Pakistan and proud to be a supporter of IK. Just look at sentiments of the public and specially mothers. Look into the eyes of mothers who lost their loved ones. They were feeling as if their "real" elder son has arrived now, they had hope in their eyes when IK arrived. You know why??? Because IK is the only true leader. Have you seen such scenes before? after such a tragedy? Has anyone else among our political leaders given such a respect? I wish IK all the success and I hope to see a better and prosperous Pakistan, free from terrorism. Where every child would be given education and health facilities, where every graduate would find a suitable job and specially when our motherland would be among nations with stature and respect. May Allah swt help us, Aameen!

ivehadit | 7 years ago | Reply

Glad the PM has found his voice. Why did it take so long?

He should realize any politicking on this issue will cost him the goodwill of the people. Stop the 500 lynchings.

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