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February 23, 2015

Govt has proof of foreign hand in terror incidents

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February 23, 2015

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the government has received proof of foreign involvement in the recent terrorist incidents in Pakistan and such elements will be exposed soon.
Talking to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at his Jati Umra, Raiwind Road, residence on Sunday, the PM said the government had adopted a firm stance on terrorism and no compromise would be made on its resolve to purge the country of sectarianism, extremism and militancy.
The two senior PML-N leaders also discussed the current political and security situation in the country and exchanged views on the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP), the upcoming Senate elections, petroleum prices, etc.
The Punjab CM briefed the PM on the recent suicide attack outside the Police Lines as well as progress on different energy sector projects. He discussed with him the party affairs and legislation on women affairs in the Punjab Assembly.
The PM called upon the provinces to discourage nepotism and political influence in postings of field officials, adding that all designs aimed at hampering the country’s progress would be foiled.
He said the joints efforts, launched by the government, armed forces and law-enforcement agencies had startedyielding results. He said the government was committed to eliminating terrorist elements, operating for decades in the country. He said the government, Army and nation were on the same page against terrorism.
The PM said the country is facing several challenges at the moment and the government was not ignorant of the situation. He said the government was working day and night to tackle these challenges. He said the PML-N government would fulfil its pre-poll commitment with the nation and take all-out measures to give a practical shape to its agenda. “We are removing all hurdles in the way of national progress and we will succeed in our objectives by the grace of Allah,” added the PM.