PM Nawaz calls for national unity to tackle terrorism

Premier assures the NA that security agencies are working day and night to purge the country of militancy

News Desk August 10, 2016
PM Nawaz Sharif addresses the National Assembly on Wednesday. EXPRESS NEWS SCREEN GRAB

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that only national unity can be a befitting response to all types of terrorists who are trying to create uncertainty in the country.

“Today I am sad at the loss of innocent lives in a terrorist incident which occurred in Quetta," he said while addressing the National Assembly on Wednesday. "Only our unity can be a befitting response to the evil forces."

At least 70 people, nearly half of them lawyers, were killed and more than a hundred wounded in a suicide attack targeting mourners gathered at a state-run hospital, on Monday morning.

Quetta weeps again

Nawaz assured the government will eliminate the country from terrorism, adding the security agencies were working day and night to defeat extremism.

The premier reiterated that the Quetta attack was meant to disrupt the success of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Balochistan.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar also spoke on the occasion.

“Before we came to the power, there used to be 5-10 attacks on an average," he said.


Kickass | 6 years ago | Reply Is he addressing All Achakzais in Baluchistan government in various key positions starting from Governor to that Baluchi Gandhi?
AK | 6 years ago | Reply Dear PM and co, what kind of unity are you asking for? We are paying so many taxes to you for supporting your lavish life style and also the BMWs of the elite military class, who is always hiding behind their so called patriotism while killing all who come between them and the dollars ($) they get from everywhere. The phony bureaucracy of Pakistan which have nothing to do but to commit fraud and fool people yet you are asking for more from the people. If there is something that our nation need is only to get rid of these looters.
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