ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says, the government will not ease till the elimination of all terrorists from the country.

He was chairing a meeting to review progress on the implementation of National Action Plan on terrorism, in Islamabad today. The Prime Minister said, there is no room for terrorists in our society and all necessary steps are being taken to eliminate them from Pakistani soil.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister was briefed on legislative and administrative measures, as well as the progress on sub-committees regarding implementation of the National Action Plan. It was agreed that Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK Councils would also adopt the 21st Constitutional Amendment, as well as amendment in the Army Act to facilitate formation of military courts in those areas.

The Prime Minister was informed that since December 23, 164 cases have been registered in Punjab and Islamabad capital territory for use of hate speech and material, while 157 persons have been arrested. 40 printing presses and shops have also been sealed. On the misuse of loudspeakers, 1994 cases have been registered and 1088 persons have been arrested. Information from provinces other than Punjab is still awaited.

Federal Minister for Interior, Ch. Nisar Ali Khan; Special Advisor Barrister Zafarullah,  Political Secretary to the prime minister , Dr. Asif Kirmani, the Secretary Interior, the  Attorney General and National Coordinator NACTA attended the meeting, along with other senior officials.