PM vows to defeat terror, turn Pakistan into cradle of peace

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  1. Omar

    Omar Cricistan Moderator

    Jan 27, 2010
    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday vowed to defeat terrorist forces and turn Pakistan into a cradle of peace with the support and unity of the people and cooperation from the army and other vital security institutions.

    “The whole nation is united. We are in high spirits and would give an absolute defeat to the terrorists with the full cooperation of army and other national security institutions,” the prime minister said while addressing the flag hoisting ceremony here at the Convention Center to mark the country's 67th Independence Day.

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also attended the ceremony on the special invitation of the prime minister.

    Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, Federal Ministers, members of the Parliament, diplomats and senior civil and military officers were among those who attended the special ceremony.

    The prime minister said the government was fully cognizant of the people’s concerns on the menace of terrorism and extremism, adding that the people also know that such challenges come in the history of nations and they fight these with unity and courage.

    Prime Minister Sharif said Pakistan was a nuclear-weapon state and an important regional power, and any decision about the region cannot be taken without the country’s involvement.

    Later, during a joint news conference with Ban Ki-moon, Prime Minister Sharif pledged to respond to rising tensions in disputed Kashmir with “restraint and responsibility”.

    The prime minister said it was vital to defuse the recent escalation of tension in the Himalayan territory.

    Skirmishes have flared across the heavily-militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in Kashmir, since five Indian soldiers were killed last week in an ambush which India blamed on Pakistani soldiers.

    After talks with the visiting UN chief, Prime Minister Sharif said the rising antagonism was a matter of great concern.

    “Pakistan will continue to respond to the situation with restraint and responsibility in the hope that steps will be taken by India to reduce tensions,” the premier said at the news conference.

    “We have to defuse tension and de-escalate the situation. Our objective is peace. For that, what we need is more diplomacy.”

    India and Pakistan both administer part of Muslim-majority Kashmir but claim the mountainous territory in full.

    The two sides agreed to a ceasefire along the LoC in November 2003, but there have been sporadic clashes in Kashmir with each side accusing the other of violations.

    A deadly flare-up along the LoC in January brought a halt to peace talks that had only just resumed following a hiatus sparked by the 2008 attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people. India blamed Pakistan-based militants for that attack.
  2. Omar

    Omar Cricistan Moderator

    Jan 27, 2010
    The government should start implementing their counter terrorism policy ASAP.
  3. Saj

    Saj Formerly Saj001

    Jun 2, 2012
    It wasn't our war before elections.
  4. Bilal123

    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

    Dec 11, 2010
    Good luck. Lets see what Nawaz has to say come 2018 and Pakistan is still a sh**hole as it is now. Probably going to blame every other person apart from his own failure. P.s. I'm not being a pessimist, just being realistic. No improvement at all in the few months that he's been in charge, if anything the country is getting worse day by day
  5. Inswinger

    Inswinger Tracer Bullet

    Mar 6, 2010
    The last month or so has been really disappointing. Even PTI has let me down over the last month. Not meeting expectations at all.
  6. PakistanZindabad!

    PakistanZindabad! Cornered Tiger

    Sep 29, 2012
    I hope to live to see Pakistan in peace.

    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

    Apr 26, 2011
    Nothing will change unless we throw all these Jokers we call our leaders into Arabian Ocean. They all are slaves of USA and will never dare to stand against USA and its policies. Nawaz Ganja is standing in the front row of such slaves. Situation in this government is worse than in PPP's government. I sometimes wonder why our so called leaders are so cowards? Why can't they stand for their own country and face some hardships on the way? Then I answer myself that all these so called leaders are slaves of their own greed and they can never stand up and be counted, never.
  8. Zain

    Zain Youngsta Beauty

    Feb 14, 2010
    I'm pretty certain that PMLN has realised the growing Taliban base in Punjab and all the possible repercussions. For their own sake, they can only ignore this problem for so long, of course they wouldn't want to re-create the whole ANP against Taliban in KPK situation in Punjab so I'd like to believe that they genuinely do want to act but just doesn't know how bold the act should be. While Kiyani & Co rest their case on civilian government's shoulders, I feel PMLN is looking for the clear cut directions from the military and intelligence agencies.

    The current COAS is icy cold beyond belief. In many ways it's a good thing and to a certain extent, it ultimately worked in Pakistan's favour but he really isn't helping the cause anymore. Naturally his time is also up so I hope NS cuts the chase and names the next COAS as soon as possible.
  9. iAd

    iAd Sultan of Swing

    Nov 9, 2012
    What a joker. All that's gonna happen is the people paying taxes to finance Sharif Family's 5 year world tour. This is never going to happen. Not with Nawaz Sharif as PM.
  10. Victorious Pakistan

    Victorious Pakistan Smooth Operator

    Feb 29, 2012
    He has done a pretty good job up till now - Not..

    None of the current crop of politicians will do anything. They are all as bad as each other. The system is corrupt, and the Politicians/Military hierarchy are super corrupt.

    Nothing will change until the system changes.

    The people need to realise sooner rather than later you can't keep voting the same failures in. You vote PPP and you will get trash - You vote PML-N and you will get trash - You vote any other party and you will get the same.

    Pakistan needs a system change and a crop of leaders who are strong, as well as leaders who actually care about the people and land.

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