DUSHANBE- Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan, as a state, is fighting two wars simultaneously; firstly the security forces are grappling with the terrorists and secondly the government is trying to strengthen the limping economy.
In a statement, PM Nawaz said that the government will not allow putting at stake the internal security of the country while the armed forces are battling with the menace of terrorism. On the other hand, the government is working hard to bring the crippled economy back on track, Nawaz said.
While expressing grief over the loss of precious lives in Lahore, PM Nawaz stated that a judicial tribunal has been formed to determine responsible persons of the incident. He ensured that immediate action would be taken against the culprits once the tribunal will identify them.
It may be mentioned that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Tajikistan for a two-day visit on Tuesday at the invitation of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. Both the leaders signed an agreement under which the two countries will cooperate with each other for the eradication of terrorism, promotion of technical cooperation for the uplift of textile industry, professional and technical training and cooperation for the promotion of culture.
“It is important for our socio-economic development to eliminate the scourge of extremism and terrorism. Today, we reaffirmed our commitment to maintain and further increase our high level of cooperation to counter these threats,” the Prime Minister said.
He further said Pakistan and Tajikistan were also concerned about the menace of narcotics, cross-border organized crime, human trafficking and had resolved to collectively fight against these criminal activities.