LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Sunday said that the role of the provinces in implementation of National Action Plan would be revived, adding that the ignorance regarding their role during the last four years also led to the rise in terrorism.
Chairing a meeting on the law and order situation in Punjab, the premier expressed concern over rise in street crimes in the province and directed the provincial government to take measures for protection of lives and properties of the people.
The prime minister said the public opinion could only be turned in favor of the police and law enforcement agencies by showing performance.
During the meeting, he was briefed on the law and order situation in the province, terror threats as well as the measures being taken to curb the scourge.
The meeting also reviewed implementation of the steps to eliminate the sources of terror financing and relevant laws.
The prime minister appreciated the performance of the law enforcement agencies regarding the fulfillment of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s action plan.
He said the whole nation was united against terrorism and stood side by side with the country’s armed forces.
“Our struggle will go on till the elimination of terrorism. The government will never compromise Pakistan’s security and defence,” he remarked.