ISLAMABAD - Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah on Thursday said that it was the firm-resolve of the Armed Forces and the political leadership to work in unison to restore the feeling of security in the masses.

He said that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given clear instructions to spare no efforts in eliminating extremism from the country and deal with iron hand with those who disrupt peace in the country.

He said this while talking to the Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar.  Admiral Zakaullah praised the efforts of the Finance Minister in building the economic standing of the country in the international markets.  He further said that economic sovereignty of a nation is very important.

Economically stable countries have better negotiating powers at the international fora and the current leadership is working hard to achieve this aim, he said. The Finance Minister said that the economic uplift of the country and its people is his top priority.

He and his team had been working hard to project a better image of the country in the international markets.

He said that despite problems the current leadership is making sincere efforts to remove system inefficiencies and resolve issues in best possible manner.  The Finance Minister acknowledged the services and sacrifices of the Armed Forces for the security of the country and discussed briefly other issues related with the training and capacity building of the Pakistan Navy personnel. Senior officials of Finance Ministry and Pakistan Navy also attended the meeting.