Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called an All-Party Conference (APC) in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar. Leaders belonging to all parliamentary parties are expected to be in Peshawar today. The meeting is expected to begin at 11:30am and will be held at the Governor’s House. Information Minister Senator Parvaiz Rasheed and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar have been tasked by the prime minister to contact parliamentary leaders and request them to attend the meeting.
Prime Minister, who arrived late in the day, announced a three-day countrywide mourning and termed the attack on schoolchildren a ‘national tragedy’. The PM also monitored the security forces’ operation in Peshawar against the militants. Nawaz Sharif said the Pakistan Army launched the Zarb-e-Azb operation and its blowback was being felt now. “I feel that until and unless this country is cleansed from terrorism, this war and effort will not stop. We have also spoken to Afghanistan about this and we will fight terrorism together. Such attacks are expected in the wake of a war and the country should not lose its strength,” premier said.
Talking to media persons, the premier said the government is equally shared with the grief of those families whose loved-ones lost their lives in the attack. PM vowed that the military operation will continue till the end of last terrorist, adding the journey against elimination of terrorism will soon end. He urged the people to show patience and support government and Pakistan Army in their efforts towards eradication of terrorism from the country.
SOURCE: RECORDER REPORT