ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Monday said the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government was fully committed to establishing peace in the country at all costs.
He said the country’s political and army leaderships were on same page to flush out the terrorism. There was no distinction between good and bad Talibans.
Opertaion was underway against terrorists without any discrimination, he added while talking to Pakistan Television.
Shahbaz Sharif opined that terrorism could not be eliminated with use of froce only.
Rather the education sector in the country would have to be developed.
He said the Punjab government had established an anti-terrorism force which would be fully equipped with the latest weapons, besides best training.
All recruitment in the force had been made on merit while all the expenditure was being borne by the provincial government from its own resources.
The chief minister said Pakistan had rendered unmatchable sacrifices in the war against terrorism.
Over 50,000 precious lives had lost in terror acts.
Replying to a question, he said the Punjab government had started different mega and welfare programmes in the province for students and people, including Danish Schools, laptop scheme, metro bus service and skill development programme.
Shahbaz sharif said he would change the police culture in the province during his ongoing tenure.
He said the credit of operation Zarb-e-Azb went to both political and army leaderships, who were on same page for eliminating terrorism from the country.
Responding to another question, he said army courts were established according to the Constitution for the speedy trial of terrorists.
He said the people would enjoy the benefit of reduced oil prices.