Islamabad:,,, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that a decisive action has been taken to eliminate terrorists and it would continue till realization of the objective.
Addressing in the National Assembly and Senate on Monday evening he expressed determination not to allow Pakistan to become safe haven for terrorists at any cost.
The Prime Minister said the government sincerely gave peace a chance for four and a half month but its sincerity was not reciprocated and the government had to take the decision to launch the operation as a last resort. Nawaz Sharif pointed out that the government made every effort to make dialogue process result-oriented but terrorists persisted with bloodshed and violence.
He said terrorism and dialogue cannot go along. The Prime Minister said the dialogue process was pursued with full consultation between the government and the military leadership and now the decision to launch the decisive action has also been taken through consultations and unanimity.
He said we are fully resolved to make Pakistan aboard of peace and expressed the confidence that the operation to eliminate terrorism would prove to be a harbinger of peace and security. The Prime Minister said Pakistan has paid a heavy price in terms of men and material during war on terror imposed by militants.
He also appealed to the patriotic tribal people to play their role in making the operation a success. He said tribesmen have paid a heavy price due to terrorism and it is time to eliminate the menace so that they could lead normal life. Leader of the opposition Syed Khursheed Shah said this decision should have been taken six months back.
He said the opposition fully supports the decision and extend cooperation to the government and the armed forces.
Imran Khan said we standby with the armed forces as terrorism was inflicting heavy losses to the country. Dr Farooq Sattar described it as a sagacious decision and said not only the parliament but the four provincial assemblies and governments should extend every possible cooperation to the government and the armed forces to make the operation a success.
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