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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said terrorism was not a problem restricted to particular regions of the country, adding that concerted efforts were required to combat the menace.

The premier made these remarks during a visit to the Interior Ministry where he also reviewed the prospects of the constitution of a new force to tackle terrorists, DawnNews reported.

Prime Minister Sharif said the state would ensure the security of the citizens and would employ all possible measures for the purpose.

The problem of terrorism is not restriction to certain regions, the premier said, adding that concerted efforts were needed to tackle the issue.

He added that consultations with the provinces was imperative to ensure that the issue of terrorism was tackled effectively.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Interior Secretary Qamar Zaman Chaudhry briefed Prime Minister Sharif on the draft of the anti-terrorism policy prepared by the ministry.

The recommendation for the constitution of a new anti-terrorist force and the idea of consultation with political leaders also came under discussion.

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r.s.soni Aug 13, 2013 03:28pm

sir, pml (n) has thumping majority in the national assembly. earlier he called all party conference. small political parties will go soft on terrorists. it was all in vain. nothing will be achieved by prime minister and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on terrorists, it is an exercise in futility. reason basic approach is wrong . on the one hand you nurture them second you want they should be good terrorists and not bad terrorists.. if you are serious about it arrest all leaders of militant outfits , destroy their camps. stop nurshing them.. go all out and finish them. before election , nawaz sharif cam on indian tv, that gun is not the solution. i will talk with them . now why don.t you talk?

FM Aug 13, 2013 04:01pm

About time...

AHMAD Aug 13, 2013 04:29pm


Ahtaasm Aug 13, 2013 04:38pm

Mr. Nawaz Sharif, Please carry on G. Musharaf policies like Asif Zardari followed.

Sonal Aug 13, 2013 05:31pm

I hope that you will see a lot of success, Mr Nawaz Sharif! You will set an example for the world if you do!