Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Joint Chief of Staff Committee Chairman General Zubair Mahmood Hayat met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Wednesday.

During the meeting which took place at the PM House,  it was agreed that Lahore terror attack could not deter the resolve of nation to eradicate the scourge of terrorism from Pakistan.

Both dignitaries paid homage to fallen heroes of police in Lahore.

General Zubair reaffirmed that the Armed Forces were fully committed to cleanse the country of extremists and terrorists with the help of civilian security agencies.

Armed forces development program and strategic matters were also discussed during the meeting.

At least 13 people including DIG Traffic Ahmed Mobin and SSP Zahid Gondal were martyred as a suicide bomber ripped through demonstrators at Charing Cross Lahore.

Investigations into the deadly bombing are underway and law enforcement agnecies are determined to connect the missing dots regarding the attack.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the premier chaired a high-level meeting in Lahore to discuss the overall security situation.

Among others, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif also attended the meeting.