ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said the nation is united in the war against terrorism and this war will be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs.          

Speaking in the National Assembly on Wednesday evening, he strongly condemned the terrorist incident in Quetta, and said such incidents cannot deter the resolve of the nation in the fight against terrorism.

He said that terrorism would now be tackled with greater determination, adding that unity was necessary to face the enemy. “If we stay united, it would be a great response to our enemies”, he said.

"The people of Pakistan, the government, the armed forces and police, all are united in the battle against terrorism," the prime minister added.

He said that it was the responsibility of national security agencies to protect Pakistan from external and internal threat and they are carrying out their duties great efficiency.

“I want to tell the honourable people of Pakistan that our intelligence agencies are busy in foiling the plans of the enemies”, he said.

The prime minister said we will move forward with full strength and completely eliminate terrorism from the country.        

He said the same ideology targeted Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, Ismaili community of Safoora Ghoth, Hazara community in Balochistan, a church and Army Public School Peshawar in Peshawar, and prominent people of the country.

Nawaz Sharif said we will have to defeat this ideology because they are the enemy of Pakistan. He said the development projects, particularly China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, will bring prosperity to the country, but the enemy cannot digest it. He said to defeat these elements we will have to stand united.

The prime minister said Pakistan has raised voice against the Indian atrocities against innocent people in the Held Kashmir at the international fora and through an awareness campaign.