Govt committed to implement NAP in its essence: PM
Nawaz Sharif says Zarb-e-Azb, Karachi Operation are progressing successfully.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the government is committed to implement National Action Plan in its essence.
Chairing federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Monday, he reiterated not to spare those disseminating hatred, incite militancy and encourage terrorism.
He said unforgiveable crime of terrorism cannot be tolerated.
The Prime Minister said the operation against criminal elements in Karachi was launched with the consensus of all stakeholders and results of the operation are visible.
He said the citizens of Karachi want peace and the government will not allow political expediency to come in the way.
He said those who have come in the Parliament with the people's mandate should place their grievances and raise their issues on the floor.
The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Interior to prepare a strategy to de-weaponize the whole society.
He informed the cabinet that operation Zarb-e-Azb is achieving its objectives with success and for this credit goes to the armed forces and civilian institutions. Even the international community has appreciated the successes achieved in the Zarb-e-Azb operation.
The Prime Minister said the situation in Balochistan is improving day by day. He said this process will continue till the dawn of peace and prosperity from FATA to Balochistan and Karachi.
Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz briefed the cabinet on the deadlock in dialogue with India.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister said any dialogue sans Kashmir issue will be futile. He said Kashmiri leaders are an important party to this issue. Any decision on their future cannot be made without their opinion and consultation.
Earlier, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali briefed the Cabinet on the progress achieved so far on the NAP.
He assured the Cabinet members that no criminal element or terrorist will be spared in implementation of the NAP.
The Interior Minister said the overall security situation in the country has improved considerably. He said no one will be allowed to derail operation against the criminals.