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Govt believes in taking pre-emptive measures against terrorism: Sanaullah

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said the government not only pursues a zero tolerance policy against terrorism but believes in taking pre-emptive measures to prevent terrorist incidents.

Talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday afternoon, he said terrorists will be dealt with iron fist. He, however, said efforts are being made to bring the banned TTP to the negotiation table but they will have to first set aside arms and surrender before the law and the constitution. He said the government is fully committed to purge Pakistan of the menace of terrorism.

The Minister said that two terrorists, in connection with a viral video of some people claiming to attack the parliament, have also been apprehended by the law enforcement agencies.

To a question, he said Afghan-interim government will be approached with a request to take action against terrorists operating on their soil.

Talking about the welfare of martyrs of the law enforcement agencies, he said a cheque of ten million rupees has been handed over to martyred police constable Syed Adeel Hussain. He said an amount of 12.5 million rupees will be given to the widow to procure a house. He said salary, along with all allowances, of the martyred police constable will continue to his widow for life and pension for children below 18 years of age.

Rana Sanaullah said the government has paid the outstanding amount of martyrs’ package worth one billion and 220 million rupees in one go. He said the entire nation salutes martyrs and injured security officials for their courage and sacrifices to protect lives of the common people. He said a senior police officer with a rank of SP has been deputed to solve problems of martyrs’ families.

Source: Radio Pakistan