Pakistan will get rid of terrorism in 2016, vows army chief

The new year will be the year when terrorism will end in Pakistan, citing a report on Dawn online, the IANS news agency quoted the general as saying. 

Updated: Jan 02, 2016, 13:39 PM IST
Pakistan will get rid of terrorism in 2016, vows army chief

Islamabad: Pakistan will get rid of the menace of terrorism in 2016, the country's Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has vowed.

The new year will be the year when terrorism will end in Pakistan, citing a report on Dawn online, the IANS news agency quoted the general as saying.

In order to achieve that goal, the General has sought the support of the entire nation, the report said on Friday.

The army chief said that there was a nexus between terrorism, corruption and crime. He said that elements involved in terrorism and financial corruption had developed close relations to help each other out.

All the "negative forces" in the nexus would be defeated, he said.

The new year would be the "year of national solidarity", he said, adding the nation would witness the birth of peace and justice in the year.

(With agency inputs)