ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today chaired a high-level meeting to review security situation in the country and vowed to bring to justice perpetrators of the “heinous” act of killing children in their places of study.
Mr Sharif was briefed in detail on the January 20 Bacha Khan University attack in Charsadda that killed 21 people mostly students and the investigations made so far.
The Prime Minister reaffirmed the government’s resolve to continue the war on terror until the last terrorist is eliminated from Pakistan’s soil, his office said in a statement.
“Perpetrators and facilitators of the heinous act of killing our innocent children in the places of their studies will be brought to justice,” he said.
Wiping out terrorism from the country is the collective resolve of the state of Pakistan, its government and people of the land, Mr Sharif said.
The meeting – that focused on Pakistan’s overall security and economic situation – was attended by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan besides other senior officials.
Mr Sharif said that the ongoing military operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ has broken the backbone of terrorists who have resorted to “targeting soft targets out of sheer frustration, but we will not let their evil agenda to succeed”.
He also briefed the meeting on his latest visits to Saudi Arabia, Iran and Davos in Switzerland.