Punjab Apex Committee takes vital decisions

Punjab Apex Committee takes vital decisions

LAHORE: Punjab Apex Committee meeting was held in Lahore on Sunday with CM Shehbaz Sharif in Chair along with Corps Commander Lahore Lt. General Sadiq Ali.

The civil and military leadership reaffirmed its commitment to take indiscriminate action against terrorists and their facilitators, eliminate the mindset of militancy, extremism, and fundamentalism besides destroying their network.

The apex committee, which also overviewed the ongoing counter terrorism efforts by the civil and military agencies, expressed satisfaction over the action against terrorists, their facilitators and financial supporters.

The meeting decided to expand the scope of joint intelligence-based raids by Rangers, CTD and Police, and agreed to increase the speed of action against terrorists under the banner of Radd-ul Fasaad, a recently announced nationwide operation against terrorism and extremism.

It was also decided to give foolproof security to mosques, Imambargahs and other places of worship across the province.

National Security Adviser Lt-Gen (r) Nasser Khan Janjua, Lahore Corps Commander Lt-Gen Sadiq Ali, Provincial Minister for Counter Terrorism Colonel (r) Muhammad Ayub, Punjab Rangers DG Maj-Gen Azhar Naveed Hayat, GOC 10 Division Maj-Gen Sardar Tariq Aman, IGP Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera, Interior Secretary Major (r) Azam Sulaiman Khan, Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed and other high civil and military officers attended the meeting.