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There is no political intentions behind operation Azm-e- Istahkam: Khawaja Asif

Islamabad: Defense Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the operation Azm-e-Istahkam has no any political purposes.

Talking to newsmen in Lahore today, the Defense Minister informed that the National Action Plan was formulated with the consensus of all political parties.

The Defence Minister said that we will remove reservations on it.

Khawaja Asif said that Chief Minister (CM) Khyber Pakhtunkhaw has supported the operation between the lines.

He apprised that no one opposed the operation Azm-e-Istahkam in the apex committee meeting.He said that debate will be conducted in the cabinet and the parliament on this matter.

The Minister said that the opposition will be given complete opportunity discussing the matter.There is no political intentions behind the operation, he said.

He said that the operation has a only purpose to eradicate terrorism from the country.

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif says Operation Azm-e-Istehkam is a continuation of the National Action Plan.

The Defence Minister said that this is a matter of national security and the media should play its role in this regard.

He said that Operation Azm-e-Istehkam will be implemented in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Khawaja Asif said that the purpose of Operation Azm-e-Istehkam is to restore government implementation in certain areas.

He stressed that consensus among all institutions and political forces is essential for the success of the operations.