PM Shehbaz calls for unity against terrorism in apex committee meeting

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday said that for a better Pakistan, the federation, provinces and political parties should unite against terrorism “or else history will not forgive us”.

He made the remarks during an apex committee meeting that was held in Governor House Peshawar to discuss the Peshawar mosque tragedy and a strategy to tackle the emerging wave of terrorism in the country.

The premier also expressed frustration levelled against the incumbent government by the opposition parties after the recent surge in terror attacks and urged for unity across the political spectrum.

Shehbaz, paying tribute to the martyrs of the Peshawar mosque attack, said the purpose of the meeting was to express sympathy with the families of the victims.

He also admitted that the attack was a breach of security and “we should not be hesitant in accepting the fact”.

The prime minister said that actions to deal with terrorism are the need of the hour and it was inappropriate to say that the Peshawar incident was caused by a drone attack.

During the meeting, the premier also assured that the government will use all resources against terrorism and stated that the Peshawar incident would be investigated thoroughly.

PM Shehbaz furthered that the government will not rest until terrorism is eradicated and will try to control terrorism despite the many challenges facing the country.

Concluding the meeting, the PM announced Rs2 million per person for the families of the martyrs.

Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir, chief ministers of four provinces and Gilgit-Baltistan, federal ministers and national political leaders participated in the meeting.

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