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Nawaz Sharif vows to eliminate terror

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks during a news conference with Thailand counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra (not pictured) at the Prime Minister's residence in Islamabad August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Islamabad: Enemies of Pakistan who cannot tolerate its development want to destabilise it, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday and vowed to move forward with full strength and completely eliminate terrorism from the country.

Addressing the National Assembly after 74 people were killed in a deadly suicide bombing at a hospital in Quetta, Sharif said that all resources will be used to eliminate the threat of militancy from the country. Sharif said army and intelligence agencies were working “day and night” to defeat militancy. “We will move forward with full strength and completely eliminate terrorism from the country,” he said.

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Sharif highlighted that those involved in the Quetta blast follow that the same ideology which prompted them to target Benazir Bhutto Hazara community in Balochistan, a church and Army Public School Peshawar and prominent people of the country. “We will have to defeat this ideology because this ideology is the enemy of Pakistan,” he said.

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Sharif said that enemies of Pakistan want to destabilise it because they cannot digest development projects like the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which will bring prosperity in the country.