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Government to initiate crackdown against terrorism: federal information minister

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 5, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Mar 5, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Government to initiate crackdown against terrorism: federal information minister

Says work over the plans has been started in different phases

Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced on Monday that the government will initiate a massive crackdown against terrorism.

Addressing the media in Islamabad, the information minister said that the National Security committee have made political, economic and administrative plans to crack down against extremism in Pakistan. He further added that work over the plans has been started in different phases.

He said the government has been making an effort to boost tourism in the country. He said the government has announced a policy under which 70 plus countries have now been allowed visa-free entry to Pakistan.

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“Tourism is the backbone of our economy. We want people coming from different countries to know how united we are as a country,” said Chaudhry.

Speaking about the recent derogatory remarks made by Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz Chohan against the Hindu community in Pakistan, Chaudhry said that every citizen is to give due respect to the minorities. “We must take the white in our flag into consideration,” said Chaudhry.

The minister lauded the media of Pakistan for handling the tensions between India and Pakistan diligently. He also mentioned that the government is focused on boosting trade to curb unemployment in the country.

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