PM seeks Turkey's guidance in wiping out extremism

Published September 17, 2013
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo

ANKARA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said Pakistan would seek help and guidance from Turkey in effectively wiping out the menace of extremism from the country.

The prime minister stated this in a meeting with Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Güler and other Turkish high security officials in Ankara.

Prime Minister Sharif said Pakistan would learn from the success story of Turkey's police as his government had taken initiatives to deliver on all fronts, a press release from the PM House said.

He expressed the hope that Pakistan would implement an effective counter-terrorism strategy with joint cooperation from Turkey.

“Turkey is our trusted friend and has come out of the same crisis we face today,” Prime Minister Sharif said.

“We have the potential to deliver, and we will deliver,” he said.

The Turkish minister said Turkey could extend help to Pakistan in controlling cyber crimes and tackling the issue of radicalisation.

He added that Pakistan had vast human resources and the right type of training and education would help a lot.

The premier said established institutions, corruption free environment, educated population and trained manpower had led to the strengthening of institutions in Turkey.

Güler said extremism could not be countered and defeated through the use of force alone. Social reformation and education could help a lot in this regard, he added.

He said Turkey had worked a lot with the government of Punjab and was ready to extend cooperation to help Pakistan in its fight against extremism.

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