The Apex Committee meeting in Peshawar is currently hearing remarks from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif following a terrible terrorist attack that left 101 persons dead, predominantly police officers, in the city’s Police Lines Area.
He appealed for unity and lashed out at opposition parties for criticizing the federal government in the wake of terrorism as he opened his speech.
“More than 80 people who were praying at the mosque were brutally martyred,” he claimed. “The goal of the meeting is to convey our sympathies to their families. “This [act of] terrorism managed to breach the security check post and reach the mosque. We should not feel hesitant in admitting the facts.”
He claimed that people were wondering how terrorism, which had been defeated a few years prior, allowed this to occur. But he responded to the “conspiracy theories” that surfaced after the attack.
“Unwarranted criticism was seen on social media following this incident. This is definitely unacceptable. It will be investigated whether security lapses contributed to the incident. However, claiming that this was a drone attack and making similar claims were inappropriate at this unfortunate time.
He said he was certain that the entire Pakistani nation was thinking about how the menace would be tackled in the future. “What measures will be taken to stop this terror wave? It is the need of the hour that provinces and the Centre along with the leaderships of political parties take ownership and shun their differences, be they political or related to any religious reasons. “We should unite and tackle this.”
The “moment which makes or breaks a nation,” he claimed, was now. The nation would “collectively” overcome this obstacle, he vowed. “We’ll use every available resource. This meeting reaffirms our aim to sit together until this menace is eradicated.”
The minister stated in a tweet that the meeting will cover antiterrorism measures.
All stakeholders, police, rangers and senior officers of sensitive institutions are participating in the meeting.
Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, continued to criticize the current government and blame it for the growth of terrorism.
A multi-party conference (MPC) was called by Pakistan’s prime minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday to discuss “important challenges” the country is currently facing.
The MPC will take place in Islamabad on February 7, according to a statement made by Aurangzeb, and Imran Khan, the leader of the PTI and a former prime minister, has also been extended an invitation.