NSC approves 'all-out' anti-terror operation with renewed resolve

NSC approves 'all-out' anti-terror operation with renewed resolve

Islamabad (Web Desk): The National Security Committee (NSC) on Friday approved the launch of an all-out comprehensive operation with the support of the nation and the government with renewed resolve and determination to get rid of the menace of terrorism.

The approval to this effect was accorded in the 41st meeting of the NSC at the Prime Minister's (PM) House Islamabad.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired the high-level meeting while Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Shamshad Mirza, federal ministers for defence, finance and information, and senior military leadership were in attendance.

This comprehensive and all-out operation to eliminate the scourge of terrorism in all its forms and manifestation from Pakistan will also include efforts at the political, diplomatic security, economic and social levels.

A high-level committee has also been constituted in this regard that will prepare recommendations regarding its implementation and limitations within two weeks.

The meeting acknowledged the sacrifices and efforts of the security forces for providing lasting peace to the nation.

The forum reiterated its commitment to continue its activities till the end of terrorism from Pakistan.

In the meeting, the successful operation of Intelligence Agency was greatly appreciated in which they arrested the most wanted terrorist Gulzar Imam alias Shambe, who was the founder and leader of terrorist organization Baloch National Army and 'Brass' and was involved in various terrorist activities for a long time.

The committee strongly condemned efforts to spread foreign sponsored toxic propaganda against state institutions and their leadership on social media and said it affects national security.

Reiterating the determination to thwart the nefarious designs of the enemies of the country, the committee said that all possible efforts will be made to maintain peace and order, achieved after the great sacrifices and continuous efforts of the martyrs.

This is pertinent to mention that today's meeting was held in continuation of the previous meeting of the Committee held after the terrorist attack on January 2 at Peshawar Police Lines.

At the beginning of the meeting, tributes were paid to the martyrs of the Gayari sector tragedy of April 7, 2012.