LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Governor Punjab Ch Sarwar met here on Saturday and lauded the approval of National Action of Plan against terrorism by all political forces in the country.

Both the functionaries also exchanged views on the matters of mutual interest, development projects and overall situation in the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that the unanimous decision of APC regarding war against terrorism was historic. He said that the consensus on national action plan was a proof of maturity of national leadership. The chief minister also said that the expression of confidence in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by national leadership for eliminating terrorism was a good omen.

“Extraordinary situation demands extraordinary steps,” Shahbaz Sharif said, adding that bold decisions of APC were a milestone with regard to war against terrorism. Shahbaz Sharif said that it was the high time to implement national action plan against terrorism. He said that the terrorists would have to be held accountable for their cruelty and barbarism. He said that there was no place for terrorists and extremists in Pakistan.

The scourge of terrorism will be rooted out with the force of unity of the nation and Pakistan will be made a haven of peace in accordance with the dreams of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal,” the chief minister vowed.

Lauding the invaluable sacrifices by officers and jawans of Pak Army, police and citizens in the war against terrorism, Shahbaz said that more than 40 thousand Pakistanis had sacrificed their lives in the war. He said that a new spirit of determination had developed among the Pakistani nation, adding that it was the right moment to take decisive action against the scourge of terrorism.

On this occasion, Governor Ch Sarwar welcomed the consensus of national leadership over national action plan regarding war against terrorism. He said that the national leadership had taken decisions with regard to national action plan according to the expectations of the people.