We owe it to our next generations to eliminate militancy: Army chief

The army chief also said it is the right time to take 'bold' decisions

Web Desk December 24, 2014

The army chief on Wednesday said the country's leadership owes it to the next generation to eliminate the scourge [militancy] "once and for all."

Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Asim Bajwa quoted the army chief as saying in the national action plan committee meeting that this is the right time to take "bold decisions".

The committee was formed a day after the horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar in which 150 people were killed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the meeting also said "history would not forgive us if we don't take concrete steps to end the scourge of terrorism in Pakistan."

Leaders met today in Islamabad to discuss the progress made so far in chalking out the national action plan against terrorism.

Correction: An earlier version of this story had incorrectly referred to Maj Gen Asim Bajwa as DG ISI. 


Sexton Blake | 6 years ago | Reply

@unbelievable: "anti American blather" Dear unbelievable, Good to see you are still on board and emanating your usual drivel. This will probably be our final altercation for 2014. However, moving on, you are partially correct in that US mischief does bother me.. It is obvious to even the simple minded that the US, under instructions from a small Mediterranean country, has recently bombed several countries who were not harming the US into the stone age, and as a result a couple of million people are no longer with us. I look forward to continuing your education in 2015, although I have a bad feeling I will be wasting my time. Happy New Year.

J.P.Sharma | 6 years ago | Reply

Good words. But I am afraid they would make difference between Good' and bad Taliban.

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