Islamabad [Pakistan]Dec 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Sheikh Baz Sharif chaired a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), the main decision-making forum on foreign policy and national security, amid rising terrorist attacks in Pakistan, Dawn reported .
Senior civilian and military leaders participated in Friday’s meeting.
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The decision to convene the National Security Council meeting was taken on Thursday by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Army Chief of Staff General Asim Munir.
The National Security Council will focus on an increase in cross-border attacks from Afghanistan.
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“The law and order situation in the country has deteriorated over the past few months, with terrorist groups such as the outlawed Taliban in Pakistan (TTP), the Islamic State group and the Gul Bahadur group carrying out attacks across the country with little punished. The country,” according to The Dawn.
The report also said: “The incident at the interrogation center of the Bannu Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Police’s counter-terrorism unit and the attempted suicide bombing in Islamabad have not only sounded alarm bells in the corridors of power, but also raised concerns in several countries about the security of their citizens. .”
The US, UK, Australia and Saudi Arabia have issued announcements asking their nationals to limit movement in Pakistan and avoid non-essential travel.
Recently, Sharif claimed that the country would not bow to any terrorist group. Sharif said terrorism would be struck with an “iron fist” in an attempt to sow chaos in Pakistan, News International reported.
News International quoted Sharif as saying: “Attempts to create chaos in Pakistan through terrorism will be met with an iron fist.”
Sheikh Baz Sharif issued a statement condemning the Bannu hostage crisis and other recent terrorist acts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He called terrorism a sensitive issue of national security and stressed the need for a joint strategy to address it, News International reported. Sharif said the government would address external support for terrorists in Pakistan.
Pakistani Prime Minister Sheikh Baz Sharif has paid tribute to the country’s armed forces for their fight against terrorism and vowed that the country will end terrorism by supporting the forces. According to international news reports, Sharif called the “Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasaad” operation an important measure to end terrorism in Pakistan.
Moreover, Shehbaz Sharif said, the responsibility for peace lies with the provinces. However, he said the federal government would continue to work with the provinces to fight terrorism, according to news reports. Sharif said that in order to eradicate terrorism in Pakistan, it is very important to improve the capacity and efficiency of provincial governments. (Arnie)
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