Treasury, Opposition condemn Kunduz massacre

PTI demand fair investigation at international forum

Our Correspondent April 06, 2018

LAHORE: Both treasury and opposition benches were on one page when they demanded a fair investigation of Kunduz (Afghanistan) deadly attack by the US airstrike where scores of people including children were killed during a graduation ceremony in a madrassah.

Demanding a fair investigation of the Kunduz incident, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s legislator Mailk Taimoor Masood termed the gory incident one of the bloodiest massacres in the region.

Taimoor made the demand in his resolution he submitted in the Punjab Assembly. He demanded an investigation at the international forum and the perpetrators be brought to the book who killed more than 150 Hafiz-e-Quran children.

Civilian casualties in Afghan airstrike on madrassa

He strongly condemned the gory incident that occurred after the bombardment of the US gunship helicopters where dozens of innocent children were killed at a time when the ceremony of their ‘Dasttar Banddi’ was being held.

He said after the gruesome killings, there were heaps of children’s bodies. He said the House strongly condemned and expressed its gloom over the incident. He said it was a shameful act done by US forces over which everybody would condemn.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Masood said what sort of message was being spread by attacking children who were attending an educational ceremony.

“What was their fault? They were just innocent children,” he remarked.

He said the US forces have committed a heinous offence by attacking children. He said the prime minister should raise his voice on international platforms against the attack on innocent children.

On the other hand, PML-N MPA Rana Arshad (chief whip in Punjab Assembly) also condemned the Kunduz massacre adding the nation will have to stand united on one platform to foil such crimes against humanity.

He also claimed the attack was conducted in connivance with secret Indian agencies.

“The US wants to create an Iraq- and a Syria-like situation in Afghanistan. The government will play is a positive role and definitely the voice will be raised at international platforms,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2018.


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