LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is passing through the most difficult phase of its history and terrorism, extremism and sectarianism have caused an irreparable loss to national economy. He said that peace is essential for rapid development and promotion of investment in the country.

He was talking to a delegation of assembly members of various districts, on Sunday. He said that the whole nation was united in the war against terrorism and the 18 crore people of the country were determined to crush terrorists. He said that implementation of the National Action Plan was yielding positive results.  

Shahbaz Sharif said that Pak Army is writing a new history of courage in the war against terrorism and the nation is proud of its brave armed forces. He said that whole nation is standing behind its army which is fighting against terrorists and the final victory in this war will be of the people of country.

The chief minister said that the elements shedding the blood of innocent people were enemies of humanity and the brave Pakistani nation would win the war against terrorists. He said that terrorists deserve maximum punishment as they have destroyed peace and tranquillity of the country.

“Blood and sacrifices of the martyrs in the war for rooting out terrorism will not go to waste. Every Pakistani is determined to defeat terrorists and a decisive war is being fought against terrorism. Brave people of Pakistan will foil the nefarious designs of the enemies of peace and humanity,” the CM held.  

Shahbaz Sharif further said that the cowardly enemy would be eliminated and the brutal elements targeting innocent children will meet their logical end. He further said that every effort would be made with the unity and support of the masses to rid the country of terrorists.

He said that elimination of terrorism, extremism and sectarianism had become the mission of the nation and the National Action Plan was being fully implemented for this purpose.