Progress made in Shikarpur incident investigation: Nisar
Interior Minister says action is being taken against the mastermind of Peshawar school attack across the border
Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has said that the menace of terrorism will be totally eliminated and every drop of bloodshed in terrorism related incidents will be avenged.
In a statement in the National Assembly, he said sufficient progress has been made in the investigation of Shikarpur terrorism incident and identification of masterminds behind the incident has almost been made.
He hoped that the culprits involved in the incident will be brought to justice. He said proactive work on intelligence sharing between intelligence agencies and Federal and Provincial governments are being carried out to combat the menace of terrorism.
Referring to the Peshawar tragedy, the Minister said the government and the nation cannot forget such kinds of heinous incidents. He said there is some sensitive information which cannot be made public as it night hinder anti-terror efforts.
He said perpetrators of the incident were killed on the spot and action against their mastermind across the border is being taken. He said there is complete coordination between Pakistan and Afghanistan in this regard. He assured the heirs of the victims of Peshawar tragedy that the government and the people will not forget the incident.
Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif informed the National Assembly that border violations by Indian troops have caused military and civilian casualties and heightened tension between the two countries particularly along working boundary.
During question hour, he said Army is maintaining high level of vigilance and exercising restraint to uphold ceasefire.
Minister for Human Rights Pervaiz Rashid informed the House an action plan is being prepared to improve human rights situation in the country.
He said a Help Line for legal advice on Human Rights violations is also being launched.
Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal said sixty two oil and gas discoveries have been made during the last five years. Coal reserves were also discovered during this period.
He said steps have been taken to discover new hydrocarbon reserves. Efforts are also underway for exploration of unconventional fuel reserves, including tight Gas, Shale Gas, marginal fields and Low BTU Gas.
Jam Kamal said 95 percent work of LNG terminal has been completed and hoped that Pakistan will start importing LNG by 31st of next month.