Published On: Tue, Jan 21st, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

PM calls for extra ordinary measures for crushing militancy

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stressed over taking extra-ordinary measures to crush militancy as the country is passing through a difficult phase.

Addressing the Federal Cabinet here on Monday, Prime Minister has expressed the resolve to establish supremacy of law in the country at any costs.

The federal cabinet on Monday reviewed draft national security policy and reiterated that the government would prefer the option of dialogues with Taliban.

Presiding over the meeting PM said supremacy of law is inevitable for establishment of a society based on justice and equality. He stressed over taking extra-ordinary measures to crush militancy as the country is passing through a difficult phase.

The Prime Minister stressed to make the borders management system more effective. He said the government will not compromise on principles.

He said that the country’s survival depends upon efforts to root out terrorism from the country.

He said there would be no compromise on principles, and writ of law would be ensured at every cost.

The PM said that efforts against terrorism had become question of country’s survival, and it was a national responsibility to curb the menace.

He told the participants that government preferred national interests, instead of political, whenever national security was concerned.

The meeting also discussed in detail the proposed national security policy and agreed to hold further deliberations in the next meeting of the cabinet.

The cabinet weighed options of holding dialogues and launching full-fledged operation against the militants.

But it was agreed that dialogues should be given the preference. It also discussed the option of convening another all parties’ conference to evolve consensus on the issue.

Prior to the meeting, PM Sharif also phoned Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif to discuss the overall security situation in the country.

As many as 13 people including five army men were killed in a suicide attack near the GHQ in Rawalpindi earlier this morning. The attack came a day after car bomb blast in Bannu in which over 20 soldiers were martyred.
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