Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government has zero tolerance for terrorists and swift persecution is required to set an example out of terrorist elements.
Chairing a meeting of the Apex Committee on National Action Plan in Islamabad on Monday, he emphasized that multi-pronged approach, full spectrum and vigorous implementation of NAP is required to thwart threat of terrorism.
He stressed upon taking proactive measures to tackle such incidents in future.
Imran Khan expressed the belief that nefarious designs to destabilize the country would never succeed as the entire nation is united to defeat the menace of terrorism.
He said public realizes that some elements are trying to create disharmony on the basis of sectarianism and hate speech, but the State will never allow such designs to succeed.
The Apex Committee strongly condemned the Peshawar attack and offered condolences for the martyrs who lost their lives in the attack.
It stressed upon the need to strengthen the role of National Counter Terrorism Authority to coordinate measures essential for countering terrorism and capacity building of Counter Terrorism Departments.
It was also highlighted that provinces need to allocate more resources for conducting effective investigations by adopting scientific techniques and setting up modern forensic labs.
The need to accord conclusive end to terrorism cases in courts of law was emphasized.