Pakistan can’t afford confrontation: Nawaz Sharif
Islamabad, (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Saturday the country cannot afford political confrontation at a time when the security forces are fighting militants in North Waziristan.
At a National Security Conference here, Sharif called upon political parties to act towards steering the country out of all challenges, including the economy, Xinhua reported.
Leaders of almost all major parties, including the main opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), attended the conference, however, Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) party, stayed away.
Chef of military operation Major Gen. Aamir Riaz, briefed the participants on the military operation in North Waziristan and said that the required objectives have been achieved.The army chief, General Raheel Sharif and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) head Lt. Gen. Zaheer-ul-Islam also attended the conference.