Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday vowed to "liquidate" all those elements posing a threat to peace and security in the country amid a spurt in terror attacks.
The decision was taken at a high-level security meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to review the security situation in the country.
"The meeting made a resolve that terrorism emanating within the country or executed and harboured from outside the country would be eliminated and those posing threat to peace and security of the country would be liquidated by the might of the state," according to an official statement.
The meeting reiterated the resolve of complete physical and ideological annihilation of terrorism and extremism. It was agreed during the meeting 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 resurge at any cost.
"The narrative of terror has failed to prevail and the narrative of peace, stability and prosperity has taken over," the statement said.
The meeting noted that the overall situation in the country has improved including in tribal areas, Balochistan and Karachi as a result of the state's offensive against terrorists and miscreants.
The meeting condemned the recent terror attacks of Lahore, Mohmand agency, Peshawar and Quetta and paid homage to those who laid down their lives for securing a peaceful future for Pakistan.
The statement said that the armed forces, police and other civilian law enforcement agencies and people at large have rendered unrivalled sacrifices in this war against terrorism.
The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of General Staff Lt General Bilal Akbar, National Security Advisor Lt Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, DG Counter Terrorism, DG IB and other senior government officials....