Interior Minister, CM KP vow to eliminate terrorism.

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PESHAWAR, Federal Minister for Interior Mohsin Naqvi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur here on Thursday vowed to eliminate the scourge of terrorism and expedite intelligence-based operations further.

Both the leaders expressed deep condolences on the killing of the Chinese national at the Besham suicide blast.

The Interior Minister arrived at the Chief Minister House where was welcomed by the KP CM and exchanged views on the security situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

They expressed complete solidarity with families of victims of Chinese nationals, people, Govt of China and expressed the resolve to bring the facilitators behind the attack to justice.

Mohsin Naqvi said that culprits could not escape from the clutches of law.

The minister directed effective coordination to counter the menace of terrorism and that through such nefarious acts, the courage of the Pakistani nation could not be shaken.

He said the terrorists would be dealt with full might as the fight against terrorism was for the country’s survival.

He assured all out support to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Federal Minister for Interior Mohsin Naqvi vowed to strengthen the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by increasing its capacity to effectively deal with the menace of terrorism.

Presiding over a meeting here, he said that CTD KP would be given access to necessary data while the cyber cell of the department would be expanded and provided with all possible support.

He said that CTD along with the KP police was on the front foot in the war on terrorism and had played unprecedented role in eliminating this war. He added that the department was working effectively against the nefarious designs of the anti-state elements. “The nation was proud of their brave son of soil,” he remarked.

Earlier, the Interior Minister visited data collection centre, initial forensic labs and crime scene unit and also inspected central intelligence agency and data mining section there.

Head of the CTD Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Additional IG Shaukat Abbas, gave a comprehensive briefing regarding performance of the institution. The IG KP Akhtar Hayat Gandapur also briefed about the operation against terrorists.

Head of NACTA Rai Tahir besides other senior police officers were also present on the occasion.

Upon arrival, the interior minister was welcomed by Commandant Frontier Constabulary at airport and was given detailed presentations on security situation in the province.