LAHORE – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that the war against terror will be taken to its logical conclusion with greater determination.

The prime minister was speaking at a high level meeting, held for reviewing law and order situation in the country after a suicide blast in Lahore that claimed 16 lives, including senior police officials.

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

The Pakistan Army and other law enforcement agencies made exemplary sacrifices in war on terror, he said, adding that such terror activities cannot shake their determinations.

Befitting response will be given to the terrorism, the PM said, adding, “It is our national duty to weed out the terrorism.

On Monday, at least 16 people including senior police officers have been killed while 73 other were injured after a strong explosion near Punjab Assembly.

The bomb blast occurred at Charing Cross, Mall Road, Lahore, killing DIG Traffic Capt (r) Ahmad Mubeen, SSP Mahmood Gondal and DSP Pervez Butt, police sources told Daily Pakistan.

The incident occurred as hundreds of chemists were protesting nearby against a new regulatory law, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said.