Pak committed to wipe out terror from its soil: Sharif
Noting that Pakistan is faced with “unprecedented” threat of terrorism and extremism, its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday asserted that these “evils” will be defeated and “completely wiped out from our soil”.
In a written message on the occasion of 76th Pakistan Day, Sharif said the country has resolved to ensure freedom, equality and social justice for all its citizens.
“Today, we are confronted with unprecedented threats and challenges in the form of extremism and terrorism, but we are resolved to defeat these evils. The menace of terrorism and extremism will be completely wiped out from our soil,” Sharif said.
He said his government has taken “landmark” initiatives to safeguard minorities in Pakistan and empower women.
“Our endeavours are aimed at mainstreaming the marginalised segments of our society as we believe that each and every Pakistani is an equal citizen of the land,” he said.
Sharif asked his countrymen to pledge to offer equal opportunities to each citizen to achieve a “pluralistic” society where men and women work collectively for the nation’s progress and prosperity.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted the people of Pakistan on their national day, stating that India remains committed to peaceful, friendly and cooperative relations with the neighbouring country.