ISLAMABAD: Provincial Apex Committees have been formed in all provinces to coordinate the security matters and to implement the recently approved National Action Plan.
These consist of both military and political leadership. To kick off the process of implementation, special meeting of the Punjab Apex Committee was held at Corps Headquarters in Lahore on Saturday.
Chief Minister Punjab along with senior provincial officials attended the meeting. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif also attended the meeting underpinning the importance of civil military coordination mechanism.
Corps Commanders from across the province were present during the meeting. The forum reviewed the prevalent internal security situation in the Province in the context of National Action Plan.
Speaking on the occasion, the Army Chief said key to success lies in whole hearted participation of society and ensuring harmony among all intelligence and law enforcing agencies at every level.
He said failure to eliminate all manifestations of extremism and terrorism at the grass roots level in our country is not an option, no matter what the cost. Friday’s APC’s resolve of the national leadership to root out terrorism from our soil will serve as a force multiplier.
He assured the forum of Army’s full support to Provincial Government for judicious and speedy action against all forces of evil on the soil of Pakistan.
Chief Minister Punjab appreciated the whole hearted support of Pakistan Army and reiterated the resolve of Punjab Government to cleanse the province of terrorism and extremism.
He emphasized the importance of joint execution of a comprehensive security plan within laid down parameters and timelines.
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