Pakistan is front line state in war against terrorism, says PM

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani directed the Ministry of Interior to take all necessary steps for implementation of the Joint Declaration of the SAARC’s Interior Minister’s in letters and spirit.

While expressing satisfaction over meeting of the Interior Minister of Pakistan and Home Minister of India he hoped that it would pave way for bridging the trust gap between the two neighbours.

The Prime Minister in a meeting with Interior Minister, Rehman Malik here at PM’ Sectt on Thursday reiterated the need for more coordination between the two countries in confronting the ulterior motives of the terrorists.

Talking about the scourge of militancy, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan is the front line state in this war and its high time the world should extend complete support in rooting out this menace.

He paid rich tribute to the martyrs and all those who suffered in this fight. He however emphasized that unity among the political and social fabric of the society is essential to achieve the desired results.

The overall security situation of the country also came under discussion during the meeting.

The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the present improved law and order situation and appreciated the Interior Minister for his concerted efforts as well as the role of the law enforcement agencies in maintaining peace in the county.

He observed that with improvement of the security environment in the country, confidence of potential investors is growing and they are now expressing interest in various fields which would ultimately benefit the people.

Rehman Malik briefed the Prime Minister about his meetings with SAARC’s Interior Minister and the subsequent developments.

He specially informed that the meeting with his Indian Counterpart was productive.

The Interior Minister also presented a report on the recently held SAARC Interior Minister’s meeting to the Prime Minister.

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