Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said that Pakistan won the war against the menace but rest of the world failed .

While addressing the closing ceremony of an event organised by Global Counteterrorims Forum (GCTF), the premier said that Pakistan played a lead role in the hectic war against terrorism on its land.

 He said the country paid a heavy price for it as it lost its politicians, children and security personnel, adding that Pakistan also suffered the economic setback during the war . He maintained that the country faced the challenges and now it is on the path of development.

The prime minister asserted that there are no safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan , a claim made by US President Donald Trump last year while revealing his South Asia strategy.

Earlier, while speaking at the same conference, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the whole nation stands united in the fight against terrorism .

The foreign minister further said that Pakistan 's success against the menace of terrorism is helping the country realise it's vision of democracy.