LAHORE - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said establishment of an anti-terror force on modern lines is a dire need of the hour and delay in this regard is unaffordable.
While speaking at a high-level meeting at Jati Umra on Saturday, the prime minister said ending terrorism and bringing peace to the country was the prime concern of the government, adding no laxity or non-seriousness would be shown in this regard.
While sounding quite upbeat about triumph over terrorism, he said competent and efficient persons would be posted in the proposed anti-terror force to be equipped with high-tech machinery and the most modern training. “By the grace of Allah Almighty, the government will eradicate terrorism from the society and give a permanent peace to the country,” he added.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah Khan, the Punjab chief secretary, the inspector general of police, the LDA DG, the road project director and other officials attended the meeting. The meeting also reviewed, in detail, construction of new roads and improvement and repair of certain roads of important nature.
The prime minister directed the provincial government to remove encroachments from Circular Road and other main arteries of the city.
The prime minister ordered speedy action on the establishment of the anti-terror force, observing no delay in this respect was acceptable given the prevailing situation.