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Pak PM Sharif takes stock after deadly terror attack

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today chaired a high-level meeting of military and government officials to discuss the security situation in the country a day after a suicide attack killed 17 people.

The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, army chief General Raheel Sharif, special assistance on foreign affairs Tariq Fatemi, National Security Advisor Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua, ISI chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry and other senior government officials.

An official statement said issues pertaining to national and internal security were discussed during the meeting.

The meeting strongly condemned yesterday’s attack in Charsadda in the restive northwestern region which killed several civilians and security personnel.

“The meeting agreed that elimination of terrorism from our soil is a national resolve,” it said.

Pakistan has lost more than 55,000 people in terrorist violence after the invasion of Afghanistan by NATO in 2001, according to the interior ministry.