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PM , COAS stand for the successful implementation of NAP

02 February, 2016

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief General Raheel Sharif said on Monday that the successful implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) is imperative and everyone’s duty.

During a high-level meeting in Islamabad, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan briefed the meeting about the different stages of NAP implementation across the country. Praising the security personnel, the prime minister said, “Unmatched sacrifices rendered by the law enforcement agencies to eliminate terrorism are commendable.” Terrorism will be eliminated from every nook and corner of the country, he added. PM Nawaz also said that the national resolve to fight terrorism and extremism is unflinching and “those threatening our children from going to schools will be defeated”.

Meanwhile, National Security Adviser Lt Gen (r) Nasser Khan Janjua apprised the meeting about the latest talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval regarding foreign secretary-level meeting. He also said India is looking forward for arrival of a special investigation team (SIT) to help probe into the Pathankot incident. However, information that the SIT sought has not yet been provided by India, he added. Regarding Afghanistan, sources said the civil-military leadership agreed to make quadrilateral talks successful at all costs. The meeting was also attended by DG ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar and other senior civil and military officials.

Also, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appreciated the role of Pakistan Navy with regard to the national defence. He said his government would take all possible steps to further strengthen the navy. He was talking to Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, who called on him at the PM House. The naval chief apprised the prime minister on matters pertaining to Pakistan Navy including its professional preparedness, said a press release. Last week the prime minister said that the Karachi operation will succeed at all costs. “Perpetrators and facilitators of the heinous act of killing our innocent children at the place of their education will be brought to justice,” Nawaz said.

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