Reiterating resolve: Entire nation united against terrorism, extremism: Rashid

Information minister condemns ‘cowardly’ attack in Peshawar


APP March 17, 2016
Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday said the entire nation was united against the scourge of terrorism and extremism, and Pakistan would soon become a safe and peaceful country.

Talking to reporters after attending a seminar by Islamabad Traffic Police, he said in a cowardly attack in Peshawar, people going to their workplaces were martyred and injured. The whole nation was with the victims of the terrorist attack.

He appreciated the driver of the targeted bus, who despite getting injured continued driving the bus to take the passengers to safety.

“The driver of the bus set a good example of bravery and sacrifice by taking the fellow countrymen injured in the attack to the safe place,” he said adding that such examples had been set by the students by blocking the way of terrorists to the school. “We as a nation are proud of such brave sons of the soil and the entire world acknowledges their sacrifices.”

He said army, police, students, doctors and paramedical staff treating the victims of cowardly attacks were the heroes and the nation was proud of them and the country belonged to such people not the terrorists. The minister added that the operation against the terrorists had broken their backbone and soon Pakistan would become a secure and peaceful nation.

Earlier, while addressing the seminar, Rashid said the police department had played an important role in fight against terrorism and the nation acknowledged their sacrifices. 

Published in The Express Tribune, March 17th, 2016.

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