A high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Tuesday expressed the resolve to ensure swift and effective implementation of the approved action plan on counter-terrorism.

Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan; Minister for Finance, Ishaq Dar, Chief of the Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, DG ISI, DG Military Operations, DG MI and DG ISPR attended the meeting.

It reviewed progress on operation Zarb-e-Azb going on in North Waziristan and Khyber Agencies and discussed modalities of national action plan on counter terrorism and extremism.

The meeting discussed various short term and medium term steps required to be taken for eliminating terror networks in every nook and corner of the country.

The Prime Minister said that operation Zarb-e-Azb will continue till the last terrorist is eliminated.

He said no distinction will be made between those who have committed the acts of terror and those who harbour, facilitate and finance them.

Mian Nawaz Sharif stressed on the need for national unity to defeat the terrorist and extremist ideology, which will be defeated at all costs.

The Prime Minister said sacrifices given by the people of Pakistan, including our security forces, are un-paralleled in this war and the blood of martyrs of will not go in vain.

He said we cannot forget or forgive the atrocities committed by these barbarians in Peshawar, Quetta and Wagah.

He said every citizen of the country, irrespective of his caste, sect or faith, will be protected.  No cause is holier than protecting the life and property of every citizen of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has vowed to continue operation against all terrorists without any exception or discrimination.

He expressed the determination during consultation with legal experts on different aspects of national security in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Nawaz Sharif said perpetrators of barbaric incidents in Peshawar, Quetta and Wagah will not be spared. Protection of all the citizens irrespective of caste, creed and religion is the foremost priority of the government.

The Prime Minister also emphasized the need for addressing the root causes of terrorism.

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