GWADAR - Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif yesterday hoped the nexus of terrorism, crime and corruption would be completely eliminated in this year.

Addressing the tribal elders in Gwadar, he said 2016 would be the year of elimination of terrorism from the country. He further said nexus between terrorism and corruption would be ended with the support of the nation.

The chief of the army staff asserted 2016 would be the year of national unity and peace. “More progress will be achieved in 2016 with the support of the nation,” he said.

Raheel Sharif said the armed forces would not hesitate in rendering any sacrifice for the sake of peace in the country. He assured the people of full support of the military for security and development. He affirmed the army would always play its role in the development of Gwadar Port.

Earlier, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif reached Talar and Turabt, a press release of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Talking to tribal leaders, he said, “We will be able to break the webs of curses like terrorism, crime and corruption with the support and backing of the entire nation, paving the way towards dispensation of justice, thus achieving the lasting peace,” he added.