President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have expressed the resolve to make Pakistan a cradle of peace purging it of terrorism.

The commitment was expressed at a meeting between them in Islamabad on Thursday [December 18].

The prime minister briefed the president on the Peshawar tragedy, the proceedings of All Parties’ Conference (APC), and the strategy being adopted to deal with terrorists.

The President and the Prime Minister agreed to take a decisive action against the terrorists to defeat them completely. They said that the people of the country, particularly the children, cannot be left on the mercy of terrorists.

The Prime Minister told the President that nation is united and a complete consensus emerged against terrorism at the APC in Peshawar.

Expressing satisfaction over a united stance on this serious challenge, the president said this consensus is reflection of the nation's strong determination against the menace, which will provide strength to the security forces to combat it effectively.

The two leaders expressed solidarity with the victims of the tragedy and conveyed the nation's sympathies to them.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday.      

Both the leaders discussed professional matters relating to Pakistan Air Force.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan also called on PM Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad and discussed overall security situation in the country.

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