LAHORE - Home Minister Col (r) Shuja Khanzada has revealed there are terrorists working in some NGOs and educational institutions, and strict action will be taken against them once sufficient proofs are obtained.

During a briefing to a delegation of Royal National Defence College of Jordan headed by Brig Gen Raziq Al-Sherman at Civil Secretariat on Saturday, the home minister said the rate of murder incidents has reduced by 35 percent in the province after the restoration of capital punishment. The 20-point National Action Plan is being implemented in letter and spirit and political leadership is on the same platform of Army’s.

The minister said there are vast opportunities of investment in the province and government is providing every facility to local and foreign investors. China is also making huge investment in the province and Kashghar to Gawdar economic corridor will bring prosperity and economic stability in Pakistan, he added.

Khanzada said the war against terrorism will continue till the elimination of last terrorist. He further said the Punjab government is working under a comprehensive strategy for the elimination of terrorism.

“Two batches of Counter Terrorism Force have come into field after completing their training and will help combating terror activities in Punjab,” the home minister told the delegation.

The head of Jordanian delegation, Brig Gen Raziq Al-Sherman, thanked Home Minister Khanzada and Punjab Chief Secretary, saying the relations between both the countries will further improve due to mutual visits of army and civil officers.

“Punjab government is carrying out a unique work through provincial education policy and providing health facilities to the people,” he said while lauding the provincial leadership. He said that Army Officers of Jordan have acquainted themselves with the correct situation of brother Islamic country Pakistan through this study tour.

Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal, in his welcome address, said the exchange of delegations between the two countries will leave positive effects on diplomatic and mutual cooperation.

A briefing was also given to the Jordanian delegation about the steps and performance of education and health departments, following the exchange of shields.