LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Lahore Corps Commander Lt-Gen Sadiq Ali, at a meeting yesterday, vowed to completely eradicate terrorism and extremism from the province.

The meeting reviewed the steps taken under National Action Plan and reiterated commitment to completely eliminate terrorism, extremism and sectarianism.

Both the civil and military high-ups paid rich tributes to the martyred children of Army Public School, Peshawar, for their great sacrifices. “The children sacrificed their precious lives for the great cause and the nation can never forget them,” the chief minister remarked.

He said that on account of the unprecedented sacrifices of these children, the entire nation was untied in the war against terrorism. He said blood of the martyred children would not go waste.

The chief minister said the Punjab government was observing martyrs week to pay homage to the children and teachers of the Peshawar APS. He also paid tributes to the martyred officers and jawans of Pak Army and police officials in the war against terrorism. He said the martyrs had written glorious chapters of courage and valour for establishing peace in the country and the entire nation was proud of their unprecedented sacrifices.

Shahbaz Sharif said the whole nation was standing by the Pak Army in the war against terrorism. He vowed every sacrifice would be offered for making Pakistan a safe and peaceful country. He asserted political and military leadership of Pakistan was marching forward with unity in the war against terrorism.