Govt, political leaders condemn Peshawar blast

Those who spread terror will never succeed in their mission, says President Alvi

Our Correspondent October 27, 2020

The Peshawar seminary blast, which claimed the lives of at least seven people and injured 70 more, was condemned by government and political leaders of the country.

President Arif Alvi condemned the blast at the religious school in Peshawar and offered his condolences to the family members of the martyrs and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

“May Allah Almighty grant patience to the bereaved families and raise the ranks of martyrs,” President Alvi said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also strongly condemned the blast expressed grief over the loss of life. Condoling with the bereaved families, the premier prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

Condemning the blast, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said innocent students of a madrassa were targeted today. “Heartbroken over the deaths and injury of several children as a result of the blast.”

He added that the whole nation stands side by side with its armed forces and law enforcement agencies in this war on terror. “Will eradicate the monster of terrorism.”

Expressing condolences to the bereaved family members, the foreign minister prayed for the forgiveness of those martyred in the blast and for the speedy recovery of the injured.

Information Minister Shibli Faraz also strongly condemned the blast and said: “Those behind the attack on students have nothing to do with humanity. The sordid designs of those trying to stoke instability in the country will be foiled.”

Faraz also prayed for the recovery of the injured.

Expressing grief at the loss of precious lives in the blast, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan strongly condemned the incident and ordered the police to launch an inquiry immediately. He said that those responsible will not be able to escape justice.

Special Assistant to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister on Information Kamran Bangash said the blast is a failed attempt to sabotage peace in the country.

"Those who spread terror will never succeed in their mission," he added.

The CM further ordered rescue services and hospitals to provide immediate emergency care to those injured.

PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, currently in Gilgit-Baltistan for the upcoming polls, said those who target innocent civilians have no religion while condemning the explosion in the seminary.

Bilawal also said that terrorists can not break the will of the people of Pakistan through their cowardly attacks and expressed concern at the increasing incidents of terrorism in the country.

PML-N supremo and deposed former premier Nawaz Sharif, while condemning the attack, said he is "extremely saddened" by the attack on innocent children and added that those who attacked the seminary can not be Muslims.

Nawaz said those responsible should be found and punished according to the law, as he expressed his condolences to the families of the martyred and injured children.

His daughter and senior PML-N leader, Maryam Nawaz also condemned the blast and said it "had left her deeply saddened" and she could not even "imagine the pain of the mothers" who lost their children. She prayed for the families and those who lost their life and were injured in the attack.



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