Islamabad: Pakistan’s efforts over the past year-and-a-half have been more successful in curbing terrorism compared to other coalition forces, Defence Minister Mohammad Asif has said.
The Defence Minister said this while addressing the audience at the 63th annual parents-day ceremony at Cadet College Hassanabdal in Taxila. Speaking in context of the coalition forces of 16 countries that are fighting terrorism in Afghanistan, the Minister put his point forward.
Asif himself is a former student of the Cadet College.
Pakistan has done more towards eliminating terrorism than the rest of the world, and the country’s army, police and other law enforcement agencies had sacrificed more in war against terrorism than anyone else, Dawn online quoted the minister as saying on Monday.
The Defence Minister further appreciated the sacrifices made by the students of the college towards defending the country . Dawn further quoted Asif, as saying that cadets of the college have been at the forefront of Pakistan’s many military campaigns since 1971.
Asif said Pakistan was going through a critical phase as “we’ve defeated terrorists but have yet to eliminate them.” The present government, he added, wants to deliver a safe and secure Pakistan to the next generations and there won’t be any compromises on this.
While signing off, Asif announced a Rs. 25 million grant for the renovation and upgradation work in the college and also said that a special grant from the prime minister would also be released soon.
(With inputs from IANS)