Pakistan News : Minister for Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage (IB&NH) Senator Pervaiz Rashid Monday said that the armed forces are fighting a war to protect the integrity and security of the state, under the directions of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
He said this while chairing a high level meeting here, which was attended by Dr Nazir Saeed, Secretary IB&NH, Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa, DG ISPR and other senior officials of the Ministry of IB&NH.
“Our brave soldiers are sacrificing their lives today to secure our tomorrow” the minister remarked. He expressed his firm
resolve to fight the terrorists and said that operations against terrorists will continue till they are eliminated.The minister said that entire nation must provide full support to armed forces to defeat the enemy.
As a democratic government, we opted for the strategy of dialogue but lack of sincerity and hypocrisy on the part of other side disrupted the whole process, Senator Pervaiz Rashid stated. He said that they continued their terrorist attacks in spite of ongoing peace process and also denied the responsibility for these attacks.
The minister also urged the whole media to demonstrate a streak of nationalism to counter extremist narrative as the terrorist were enemies of Pakistan. He appealed to media to keep national interest of the state supreme and show a great deal of responsibility while covering operation in North Waziristan.
The minister emphasized on effective liaison and coordination between ISPR and Ministry of IB&NH to ensure dissemination of authentic information and to dispel any misleading perception. Senator Pervaiz Rashid also directed the Principal Information Officer to establish a crisis communication cell and 24 hour help line in PID to extend support to internally displaced persons. – APP