Sharif issued this veiled warning to New Delhi while on a visit to the headquarters of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) in Islamabad

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Expressing serious concerns over the recent statements made by the Indian leadership, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday that all possible measures would be taken to counter any “anti-Pakistan” acts from across the border. He issued this veiled warning to New Delhi while on a visit to the headquarters of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) in Islamabad, the Dawn reports. In an apparent response to Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s recent statement that terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists, Sharif said terrorism and extremism are the biggest challenges in the way of a secure and prosperous Pakistan.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> He expressed his concern over the actions of foreign intelligence agencies in destabilising Pakistan.He also emphasized the need for a more proactive and coordinated role of intelligence agencies to defeat all such threats. Sharif used the occasion to laud the efforts and achievements of the ISI in countering terrorist activities, and paid rich tributes to the officers and men of the agency who have laid down their lives in the line of duty. “We are proud of our intelligence agency and they deserve due recognition and acknowledgement,” the Dawn quoted Sharif, as saying. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Director General of the ISI Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar briefed the Prime Minister about the internal and external security situation of the country as well as ongoing counter-terrorism operations. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi were also present on the occasion. Also Read: Pakistan court dismisses foreign assets case against Nawaz Sharif

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Nawaz Sharif says his focus is on India for its ‘anti-Pakistan’ acts