LAHORE: Provincial Apex committees had been formed in all provinces to coordinate security and implement the National Action Plan (NAP). The committees will comprise both military and political leadership with
The special meeting of the Punjab Apex committee was held at the Corps Headquarters here on Saturday. The meeting was attended by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif along with senior provincial officials, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Corps Commanders from across the province.
During the meeting, the prevalent security situation in the province was discussed in the context of NAP.
Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif said the key to success lies in the whole hearted participation of society and ensuring harmony among all intelligence and law enforcement agencies at every level.
“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. Yesterday’s APC’s resolve of the national leadership to root out terrorism from our soil will serve as a force multiplier,” COAS said.
The COAS assured the forum of the Army’s full support to the provincial government for judicious and speedy action against all forces of evil on the soil of Pakistan.
Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif appreciated the whole hearted support of the Pakistan Army and reiterated the resolve of the provincial government to eliminate terrorism and extremism. The chief minister emphasised the importance of the joint execution of a comprehensive security plan within laid down parameters and timelines.