ISLAMABAD - Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid yesterday said that the atmosphere of fear and threat must be eliminated from Pakistan.

Addressing a counter-terrorism workshop here, he said the forces of good will always be on the upper hand over the forces of evil.

Later, talking to police officers in Islamabad, the Information Minister said that the backbone of terrorists had been broken.

He said a comprehensive campaign would be run in the media to create awareness among people about the need to stop making donations to banned organisations.

He said the media should play an effective role in implementation of National Action Plan.

He further said that protection of lives and property was the responsibility of the state and officers and jawans of the security services had rendered unprecedented sacrifices.

Appreciating the role of police, he said that the personnel of the department had to perform their duties in very difficult circumstances as they were at the forefront of the war against terrorism.

“The police personnel are benefactors of the nation as they have made the country safer and secured by offering supreme sacrifices,” he added.

He called for highlighting the sacrifices of the police department, its officers and jawans.