PM Nawaz seeks nation's help to overcome all challenges
07 September, 2013
RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that with the unabated support of the nation we would succeed in overcoming all the challenges being faced by the country.
The prime minister stated this while talking informally to those present during a reception, to commemorate Defence Day of Pakistan at the Joint Staff Headquarters. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne hosted the reception to commemorate Defence Day. Prime Minister Nawaz was the chief guest. Senior officers of the three services and members of diplomatic corps attended the reception.
The prime minister said, "It is the Day we pay homage to our heroes both from armed forces and civilians, who remained steadfast and showed us the path of honour and glory by rendering ultimate sacrifices. It is indeed the day of introspection. The need to imbibe the spirit of September 6 this year is even greater as the country is still facing security challenges." The prime minister also paid tribute to the officers and soldiers of the armed forces for making unprecedented sacrifices during different hours of ordeal, may it be war on borders or fight against terrorism.
Distinguished among those who attended the reception were federal ministers, services chiefs, ambassadors of various countries in Islamabad and other senior serving civil and military officers.
Separately, in a meeting with former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, the prime minister said that all political parties have to work hand in hand to overcome the challenging situation faced by the country. He said that efforts above party affiliations were required to meet these challenges. Gilani had called on the prime minister. Various issues, particularly security concerns, were discussed in the meeting. Gilani also reiterated that all political parties have to overcome differences and get united for the greater national interest.
Nawaz also met with Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan at the Prime Minister's House. During the meeting the premier emphasised the need of enhancing coordination among law enforcement agencies through intelligence sharing and joint actions for effectively checking crimes in Karachi. The interior minister apprised Nawaz of the overall law and order situation prevailing in the country, particularly in Karachi. The prime minister reiterated the resolve of his government to take all-out measures for the restoration of peace in the port city.