ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday once again strongly condemned the tragic incident in Lahore and vowed to continue the mission to turn Pakistan into a crib of peace and prosperity.

In his televised speech on Monday night, Nawaz Sharif said that the whole nation is in mourning as terrorists have started targeted soft targets in the recent past.

He said that “we won’t allow terrorists or anyone to play with the lives and properties of the masses.”

Sharif said that he has given clear instructions to concerned institutions to bring terrorists and their facilitators to book wherever they are.

“We are keeping an eye on all elements related to terrorism,” he said. “Our mission will continue till uprooting this menace of terrorism completely.”

Nawaz Sharif said that we have taken oath to fight extremism, sectarianism and change them with the moderation. He said that “We will continue our efforts with unity.”

Sharif said that the operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched to eliminate terrorists with full political backing and ownership of the people.

He said the operation has achieved its major objectives but the mission would continue till complete eradication of terrorism from the country.

The premier said that terrorists have been deprived of their hideouts, infrastructure and training camps now their remnants are attacking soft targets like educational institutions, public places and recreation areas.

Nawaz, however did not mention the ongoing sit-in at D-Chowk or announce a security operation against militant elements in southern Punjab.

His address followed a deadly suicide blast which ripped through Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore on Sunday evening, killing at least 72 persons including women and children and injuring over 300 others.