Atrocities committed by terrorists cannot be forgotten or forgiven: PM

Published: December 23, 2014
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Vowing to wage war against militancy without any discrimination or exception, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday cancelled all his scheduled engagements to preside over a high-level security meeting.

The premier will spend the entire day discussing security issues and reforms in the national policy.

According to a PM Office statement, PM Nawaz is consulting members of his cabinet’s legal team and military leadership to review immediate steps to be taken to curb terrorism.

“Every aspect is under consideration; terror and its root causes both will be addressed,” the PM said as per the statement.

“We cannot forget and forgive the atrocities committed by these barbarians in Peshawar, Quetta and Wagha,” he added.

The premier also said that every citizen, irrespective of their religion, sect and caste, will be protected

“No cause is holier than protecting the life and property of every citizen of Pakistan,” he stressed.

According to sources, civil-military leadership is working day and night on how to address the flaws in the criminal justice system, madrassah reforms, counter-extremists narratives and changing syllabus.

Further, the prime minister has convened a meeting of parliamentary leaders tomorrow at 11am to finalise the national action plan on counter terrorism.

The second session of the meeting to review immediate and effective steps against terrorism is underway.

NAPC to discuss terror experts’ proposals

Meanwhile, the National Action Plan Committee (NAPC) resumed its meeting in Parliament Tuesday morning in a bid to finalise its recommendations to form a ‘quick action plan’ to combat terrorism, after going through proposals put forward by terrorism experts.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali headed the meeting, attended by representatives of all major political parties. The party leaders discussed the action plan and will later hand it over to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for implementation

Civilian law enforcement agencies and the military will execute this action plan in light of the NAPC’s recommendations.

The national action plan committee has till now agreed on nine of 17 points presented by terrorism experts yesterday.

The committee will meet again for a second session at 6pm today.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Dec 23, 2014 - 11:13AM

    You are great Miaan saab, that,s y people of Pakistan voted for you to become prime minister for third time. Supper Man..

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  • Sonya
    Dec 23, 2014 - 12:16PM

    No rhetoric – action please.

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  • khalid
    Dec 23, 2014 - 12:17PM

    This person only knows how to talk, don’t expect any action from this third time prime minister, we already his previous tenures.. hopeless

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  • mazhar
    Dec 23, 2014 - 12:48PM

    i am not undermining any of your efforts or playing politics with you but sir what about thar where according to last report 183 children has died not this year but this number die every year.. My heart cry for them also.

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  • Punjab
    Dec 23, 2014 - 12:48PM

    Action speaks louder Mian sab. During last 18 months you hardly spoke about Terrorism and every time you and your younger brother spoke it was about Either Motorways, laptops or Metro bus. I hope you really mean this time.

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  • Pakistani
    Dec 23, 2014 - 1:23PM

    Nothing but hot air, as always.

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  • khan420
    Dec 23, 2014 - 2:17PM

    We have started seeing the change in plans, earlier only entry points in Islamabad had security checks, now exit points also have security points, making common man’s life more miserable. Why is it that every security incident makes a common man’s life more difficult?

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  • Parvez
    Dec 23, 2014 - 2:24PM

    …and up to now nothing has been done to arrest Maulana Abdul Aziz of Lal Masjid an open sympathizer of the Taliban…….and to compound the issue Malik Ishaq leader of a banned organisation with many crimes to his name…….HAS BEEN RELEASED BY THE LAHORE COURT……….Mr Prime Minister you stand exposed.

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