Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says the nation is united in the war against terrorism and this war will be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs.
Speaking in the National Assembly on Wednesday evening, PM Nawaz strongly condemned the terrorist incident in Quetta, and said such incidents cannot deter the resolve of the nation in the fight against terrorism.
PM Nawaz vows to move forward with full strength and completely eliminate terrorism from the country.
He said that, the same ideology targeted Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, Ismaili community of Safoora Ghoth, Hazara community in Balochistan, a church and Army Public School Peshawar in Peshawar, and prominent people of the country.
PM Nawaz also said that, we will have to defeat this ideology because they are the enemy of Pakistan. Adding to this, he said that, the development projects, particularly China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, will bring prosperity to the country, but the enemy cannot digest it.
To defeat these elements we will have to stand united,said PM Nawaz.
PM also said that, Pakistan has raised voice against the Indian atrocities against innocent people in the Held Kashmir at the international fora and through an awareness campaign.
The security forces are safeguarding the territorial boundaries of the country in the best way and are also showing excellent performance for maintaining law and order in the country, said PM Nawaz.
The Premier while lauding Operation Zarb-e-Azb and National Action Plan said that, these plans were launched with the consensus of the political and military leadership, and will be completed at all costs.
Speaking on a point of order, Leader of the Opposition Syed Khurshid Shah assures that, the opposition stands by the government in the war against terrorism. He said that, the opposition always supported all the initiatives meant for elimination of the menace from the country.
PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that, the speech of the Prime Minister is the reflection of the sentiments of the people of the country.
Strongly condemning the Quetta incident, he said that, the capacity of the police need to be enhanced to improve the law and order situation.
The National Assembly passed a unanimous resolution to commemorate the 69th Anniversary of the Assembly on Wednesday.
The resolution moved by Law Minister Zahid Hamid emphasized that the principles of democracy, freedom, equality, tolerance and social justice as enunciated by Islam shall be fully observed.
The chair said due to the Quetta incident the anniversary is being observed today in the simplest way and no special event has been organized in this connection.
Members belonging to PPP, PTI and Jamaat-e-Islami staged a token walkout from the House over the remarks of the Interior Minister.
Members belonging to MQM also staged a token walkout over the issue of action against some MQM workers. -RadioPakistan