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Pakistan Cabinet says intelligence agencies fail to lay hand on terrorists

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Sept. 26, IRNA


Pakistani Cabinet Wednesday said that intelligence agencies are failing miserably to lay hand on the perpetrators of terrorism in the country.

An official statement said that Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani while expressing dissatisfaction over the overall law and order situation in the country has reaffirmed the government's commitment to fight terrorism.

Pakistan is under the grip of suicide attacks and bomb blasts and the people believe the government has miserably failed to deal with the situation.

Chairing the cabinet meeting here, the Prime Minister stressed the need for stringent measures with utmost vigor and strategy to eradicate the menace of terrorism from the society.

He urged for an effective strategy to deal with terrorist incidents in a more coordinated manner in order to provide an environment of peace and security to the people of Pakistan.

While discussing the law and order, the Prime Minister said that criminals do not have any ground to stand on therefore they must be pursued relentlessly.

He said that the law of the jungle cannot be allowed to persist as we are deeply concerned about the life and property of the people of Pakistan.

"Today's Cabinet is haunted by the legacy of Marriott Hotel suicide bombing," the Prime Minister said as he mentioned the deadliest suicide attack at the Islamabad Hotel that took 53 innocent lives including the Czech Republic envoy and injured 266 others.

The Prime Minister directed the concerned authorities to arrange in-camera briefing for the cabinet on the current scenario.

The Prime Minister expressed grief over the loss of precious human lives and condemned the abduction of Afghan Ambassador-designate to Pakistan by some miscreants.

He said a search operation has already been launched to recover the missing envoy and the scope of search would be widened, if required.

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