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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Seventy One - 24 August 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Seventy One - 24 August 2023 - Page 5

Pakistan’s PM declares resolve against terrorism

By Syed Ali Hassan
Iran Daily’s correspondent in Pakistan

Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar has reaffirmed the country’s unyielding commitment to combat extremism and terrorism in the face of growing terrorism within the country’s borders.
Kakar’s resolute stance comes after a clash between security forces and terrorists in the tribal district of South Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which resulted in the tragic loss of six soldiers.
Prime Minister Kakar’s message, delivered in the wake of this deadly encounter, emphasizes Pakistan’s refusal to surrender to the threats posed by terrorism, extremism, and intolerance.
He staunchly declared, “We will not surrender to extremism, terrorism, and intolerance under any circumstances. No matter what happens, we will fight.” This assertion reflects the sentiment that Pakistan’s battle against terrorism is not a mere fleeting endeavor but a sustained commitment.
The clash in South Waziristan, which claimed the lives of the brave soldiers, highlights the grave security challenges the nation faces. The outlawed Tehreek Taliban Pakistan and Daesh terrorists have been reported to have established roots within the country, particularly in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. The support of the Taliban rulers in Kabul has reportedly emboldened the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, according to Pakistan’s government and security agencies.
While Pakistan remains resolute in its fight against terrorism, it grapples not only with the security threats but economic hardships. The weakening economy, exacerbated by factors like the uncontrollable value of the dollar and the burden of IMF loans, has put additional strain on the country.
This economic instability has further underscored the urgency for Pakistan to tackle terrorism and create an environment conducive to growth and stability.
As the prime minister emphasizes Pakistan’s determination to stand firm against terrorism, his words reflect the sentiment of a nation unwilling to be cowed by threats to its peace and security.
With ongoing discussions about the way forward, the country remains committed to restoring order and prosperity within its borders.


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