The Prime Minister said this while addressing a breakfast meeting today. He added that the present committees would only perform coordination duties and the teams would consider new strategies to make the decision-making process more effective. He reiterated that in the absence of peace, there would be no prosperity in Pakistan and that all forms of terrorism would be eliminated. He said the new phase of decision-making would require consultation and guidance from both the committees.

ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan has paid a heavy price for terrorism and will not rest until this menace is eliminated.

He said that safeguarding the lives of the citizens and peace in the country are top priorities of the government. He added that the time has come to stop blood-shed and restore peace.

The Prime Minister said the government prefers the dialogue option for lasting peace.