ISLAMABAD: Civil and military leadership, while reiterating the resolve for safeguarding the security and frontiers of the country, have said that a befitting reply will be given to Indian provocation at Line of Control (LoC) and operation Zarb-e-Azb and the Karachi targeted operation will continue till the elimination of the last terrorist.

As per media reports, army chief General Raheel Sharif called on  Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif today. The meeting continued for more than one hour.

Both the leaders exchanged views on the situation at the eastern and western borders of the country and the internal and external security situation.

The army chief gave a detailed briefing to PM Nawaz Sharif on operation Zarb-e-Azb. The process of  reconstruction   and rehabilitation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) was also discussed during the meeting.

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The army chief also briefed the PM about his meetings with US National Security Advisor Susan Rice and German foreign minister.

Media reports said that the ongoing targeted operation in Karachi, law and order situation in Sindh and the arrests of key political figures during the recent times came under discussion between the PM and the army chief during the meeting.

Both the leaders reiterated the resolve that operation Zarb-e-Azb will continue till the eradication of terrorism and the ongoing targeted operation against the extortionists, target killers, criminals and those involved in terrorism in Karachi will be taken to its logical end.

PM Nawaz Sharif said that the National Action Plan (NAP) has led the country to an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

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“Operation Zarb-e-Azb is the war of our generations. We have committed to turn the country into a cradle of peace. We have to curb the scourge of terrorism and bequeath peaceful and prosperous Pakistan to coming generation,” he said.

The PM underlined that Pak-China Economic Corridor project will prove as an important milestone for the prosperity and fortification of the national economy.

“Not only Pakistan but also all the countries of this region will benefit from this project,” he added, “the enemy is indulging in nefarious activities to sabotage this project, but these will not succeed.”

Both the leaders also discussed the cancellation of  meeting between National Security Advisors of Pakistan and India and meeting between DG Rangers and Indian BSF chief at New Delhi.

The matters related to talks between Afghan government and Taliban also came under discussion and both the leaders agreed that Pakistan will continue to play the role of mediator between the Afghan government and Taliban.