ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday stressed the need for putting the security on constant high alert to fight terrorism and criminals more effectively.

Addressing the graduating ceremony of 42nd Specialised Training Course here at the National Police Academy, Nisar said law enforcement agencies (LEAs) would have to remain vigilant in order to completely eliminate nefarious elements.

"Pakistan needs heroes. Our security agencies are rendering sacrifices daily and you have to take forward their legacy and write a new chapter of

valour," the minister told a batch of 30 passing-out cadets, including two lady officers.

Nisar said terrorists were operating from within and outside the country. "So there should be no misunderstanding that the fight against terrorism is over," he added.

The minister said that the enemies of Pakistan wanted to shatter confidence of the nation by carrying out terrorism activities after a break of two to three months.

"Unfortunately, we remain on high alert for a week or 10 days after an incident and return to routine. But we will have to remain more vigilant every time," said Nisar.

The minister highlighted the importance of team work, saying that all personnel have different capacity, "but a good leader always take along his/her team by removing their deficiencies and boosting morale".

Nisar advised the cadets to always uphold the principle of fair play and perform duties with dedication and honesty.

"Your one decision can take a person to the gallows and take out a person from the gallows, so always have fear of Allah Almighty, speak truth and do justice."

The minister thanked the international partners collaborating in the specialized training programme and assisting the LEAs in their capacity

building. He also lauded the eight officers from Balochistan and two lady officers who were part of the passing-out batch.