Minister: (Noose tightened around the terrorists: Nisar)

RAWALPINDI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said that noose has been tightened around the terrorists and overall situation has improved a lot in the last two years, but the war on terror has yet not completed.

Addressing a ceremony at Rawalpindi police lines, he said the war on terror has entered a decisive phase in which police has to play an important role. Lauding the sacrifices of police personnel in the war on terror, the Interior Ministry said the entire nation salutes the sacrifices of police for fighting the menace beyond their capacity and resources.

He said the police should act like rock wall against the terrorists and play their role to make Pakistan a cradle of peace. He said the police personnel are the protectors of Pakistan and they should adopt unconventional policing methods to cope with the challenges.

He said citizens committees should be established as the war on terror can not be won without the cooperation of nation. Similarly, the armed forces, civil armed forces, police and intelligence agencies will have to continue their coordination for successes in the war on terror.

He said Islam abhors violence but the terrorists on the name of the religion are targeting innocent people and worship places. Therefore, our fight against terrorists is totally in accordance with the Islamic teachings.