Journal : Xinhua (English) Date : Author : Yan Page No. : NA

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) — Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday presided over a high level meeting of senior civilian and military officials to review security situation following a series of attacks that killed and injured dozens of people, officials said.

The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and a splinter group of Pakistani Taliban Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed the attacks in Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and the Mohmand tribal agency over the past three days.

There had been a pause in the terrorist incidents in Pakistan because of the security forces operations but the recent attacks have shocked the country.

The meeting made a resolve that terrorism emanating within the country or executed and harbored from outside the country would be eliminated and those posing threat to peace and security would be liquidated by the might of the state, the PM office said.

It was agreed that the gains of operations executed by military, civil armed forces and police will not be lost and the state would ensure that terrorists do not re-surge, at any cost.

The meeting reinforced that the overall situation in the country has improved including the tribal regions, Balochistan province and the country’s commercial hub of Karachi as a result of the state’s offensive against terrorists and miscreants.

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