Fed­eral Cab­i­net meet­ing dis­cuss po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif has said that the gov­ern­ment has de­cided to take tough ac­tion against pri­vate mili­tias. Ad­dress­ing the cab­i­net meet­ing in Is­lam­abad on Mon­day, he said Op­er­a­tion Zarb-e-Azb and the Karachi Op­er­a­tion launched with the con­sen­sus of all po­lit­i­cal par­ties have been pro­gress­ing suc­cess­fully.

The Fed­eral Cab­i­net met un­der the chair­man­ship of Prime Min­is­ter Muham­mad Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Min­is­ter's Of­fice, to­day. The meet­ing fo­cused on the Na­tional Ac­tion Plan.

The Cab­i­net of­fered Fateha for the de­parted souls of all the vic­tims of the At­tock sui­cide at­tack and paid trib­ute to Sha­heed Col. (Retd.) Shuja Khan­zada for the sac­ri­fice he ren­dered for the whole na­tion. The Prime Min­is­ter ac­knowl­edged the con­tri­bu­tion of Sha­heed Shuja Khan­zada in golden words as mem­ber of the Pro­vin­cial Assem­bly as well as Home Min­is­ter Punjab for fight­ing mil­i­tancy and ex­trem­ism.

Ad­viser to the Prime Min­is­ter on Na­tional Se­cu­rity and For­eign Af­fairs Sar­taj Aziz briefed the cab­i­net on the dead­lock in re­cent di­a­logue with In­dia. On this oc­ca­sion the Prime Min­is­ter said that any di­a­logue sans Kash­mir Is­sue will be fu­tile. He said that Kash­miri lead­ers are not the third party but an im­por­tant party to this is­sue. Any de­ci­sion on their fu­ture can­not be made with­out their opin­ion and con­sul­ta­tion.

The Prime Min­is­ter, af­ter the de­tailed pre­sen­ta­tion on the sta­tus of the Na­tional Ac­tion Plan, said that the gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to im­ple­ment NAP in its essence as ben­e­fits of its suc­cess will reach to each and ev­ery cor­ner of the coun­try. He em­pha­sized that those who are in­volved in sec­tar­i­an­ism will be dealt with iron hands and all those who dis­sem­i­nate ha­tred, in­cite mil­i­tancy and en­cour­age ter­ror­ism will not be spared at any cost. He added that the ter­ror­ists who play with the lives of the peo­ple and hu­man­ity are com­mit­ting un­for­giv­able crime and they will not be spared.

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