Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday vowed to “crush the nefarious designs” of terrorists intent on spreading anarchy across the country and asserted that the government will not succumb to any terrorist organisation. The Prime Minister said, ‘The increasing incidents of terrorism again have created a new threat to our national security. Our alert security forces are fully prepared to deal with this threat.
It is noteworthy that security forces stormed and killed all 33 terrorists on Tuesday after talks failed in the case of some people being held hostage for two days in the anti-terrorist center of the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Two special forces commandos were also killed in the rescue operation launched after talks between the government and the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to end the hostage crisis failed.
Expressing concern over this incident a day ago, Sharif said that terrorism is a sensitive matter of national security and it is necessary to think together and plan steps to deal with it. run by the government ‘Radio Pakistan’ informed that the Prime Minister strongly condemned the recent terrorist incidents and that the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, had warned against terrorists intent on creating anarchy in Pakistan amid the re-increasing incidents of terrorism in the country. “crushing nefarious designs” Took a pledge on Wednesday. He clearly said that ‘the government will not bow down to any terrorist group and terrorists will be dealt with according to law and constitution’.
Sharif said the government would also deal with “outside support and their hideouts” to terrorists. Appreciating the action of the armed forces, he said that the entire country will support its brave forces and finally curb terrorism. Sharif said that the primary responsibility of law and order lies with the provinces, but the federal government cannot turn a blind eye to these serious issues. He said, ‘We will work together with the provinces to fight terrorism.’ The Prime Minister said that the National Action Plan will be fully implemented to end terrorism in the country. He said that his government would work closely with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to strengthen its ‘anti-terrorist department’.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for several recent attacks in the country. The TTP, founded in 2007 as a front group of several militant organisations, last month abrogated a ceasefire agreement with the federal government in June and ordered its operatives to carry out terror attacks across the country. The terrorist group, considered close to al-Qaeda, has been blamed for several deadly attacks in Pakistan, including an attack on an army headquarters in 2009, attacks on military bases and the 2008 Marriott Hotel bombing in Islamabad.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 21, 2022, 21:44 IST