Lahore : Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here today.
During the meeting, different matters of mutual interest including steps taken for eradication of terrorism, overall situation in the country and ongoing political issues came under discussion.
Both the leaders expressed their satisfaction over the positive steps taken for bringing improvement in general situation of law & order in the province.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister said that it is the best time to maintain solidarity because the country will move forward with the power of unity. The terrorism, fanaticism and sectarianism are not the fate of the people and in a Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, there is no room for such societal menaces. Pakistani nation has given tremendous sacrifices in war against terrorism and the commitment and passion of the nation is much bigger than the challenge of terrorism. It is satisfying that the well-coordinated implementation on national action plan has broken the proverbial backbone of the terrorists.
He said that Pakistan will be made a heaven of peace by decisively defeating the menace of terrorism and every person will have to play its role to maintain law & order in the country.
The Chief Minister said that the people of all the provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir will equally benefit from the CPEC related projects. It is worthwhile that China is making a historic investment of billions of dollars in Pakistan through CPEC and this project is a game-changer initiative in the real sense. The CPEC has opened the doors of foreign investment to Pakistan and it will also play an important role for the elimination of terrorism and fanaticism in the region along with helping to overcome the poverty.
He expressed the commitment that CPEC Project will alter the course of history and vowed that no conspiracy will ever be allowed to be succeeded against it.