Nothing can stop us from ending terrorism if nation stands united: PM

Published: February 19, 2015
An Express News screengrab of passing-out parade ceremony.

An Express News screengrab of passing-out parade ceremony.

An Express News screengrab of passing-out parade ceremony. Premier says authorities should be protect nationals against scourge of terrorism and no terrorist should be set free. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday if the nation stands united against fighting terrorism, nothing can stop it from eliminating the scourge from the country, Express News reported.

Addressing the passing-out parade ceremony of the first batch of Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF) in Quetta, the premier said the authorities should protect the nationals against the scourge of terrorism and no terrorist should be set free in any way.

“We have to root out terrorism from the country with tact” he added. Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif was also present at the parade.

PM Nawaz said the nation has to win the war against terrorism as it is about the well-being of future generations.

“The establishment of ATF in provinces is a manifestation of the government’s firm determination against the menace,” the premier said.

He added the force is being equipped with latest arms and weapons to enhance their capacity.

During the ceremony, Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch thanked the prime minister and Army chief for visiting the province.

The provincial government will provide assistance to Balochistan police in ending terrorism,” the chief minister said.

Baloch added the government will ensure that recruitment of police officials is based on merit.

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  • Feb 19, 2015 - 12:29PM

    Except for a few politicians, mullahs, and non-conformists (including PMLN, PPP), ninety-five (95) percent of the population is UNITED AGAINST TERRORISM. We want love, brotherhood, education, development, harmony, and ACCOUNTABILITY. Salams Recommend

  • nightwish
    Feb 19, 2015 - 12:58PM

    he only care about his business and least concern Recommend

  • Alladitta
    Feb 19, 2015 - 1:00PM

    they all look so gloomy. Seems like they are thinking of the policies nurturing terrorism to counter neighbours.Recommend

  • Mohammad
    Feb 19, 2015 - 1:23PM

    stop talking, what do you want from the nation, how do you want them to stand with you… you have all the resources, the government and all it’s organs to eliminate the terrorism.

    Stop making us fool, Nation stand with us.. how Nation stand with us, they have already voted for you to get rid of these issues.

    God save us from the fools… Recommend

  • Blithe
    Feb 19, 2015 - 3:39PM

    @the Skunk:
    Start appreciating the change to strengthen the state , rather than your PTI trollish behavior.Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Feb 19, 2015 - 8:30PM

    How can the Nation get rid of the terrorism without getting riid of the Sharifs?

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Parvez
    Feb 19, 2015 - 11:49PM

    @Rex Minor: You made a good point.Recommend

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