Peshawar tragedy has united nation against terrorists: President Mamnoon

Published: December 20, 2014
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President Mamnoon Hussain. PHOTO: AFP

President Mamnoon Hussain. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: President Mamnoon Hussain has reiterated the government’s resolve towards eliminating terrorism from the country and said the whole nation is united against the menace.

The president, while addressing the media during his visit to Peshawar following the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s attack on Army Public School, said, “The Peshawar tragedy has united the nation, including those who had a soft soft for terrorists in the past. Even they are now stressing the need for complete elimination of terrorism to make the country safe.”

“Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has pledged he will not allow his soil to be used against Pakistan,” he said, adding, “We both have committed to help each other fight terrorism and eliminate this menace from our soils.”

Further, he said steps are being taken to expedite executions of those on death row following Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to lift the ban on death penalty in terrorism cases.

Earlier, the president visited the Combined Military Hospital and met injured students.

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  • Q
    Dec 20, 2014 - 3:50PM

    President who?

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  • jock
    Dec 20, 2014 - 4:10PM

    Quick! Somebody call the National Geographic quick! The president has been spotted finally.

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  • Sara Askar
    Dec 20, 2014 - 4:49PM

    Hate the fact that some people are giving out statements now after so long!
    Very disrespectful to those families that lost their loved ones!
    Clearly shows they aren’t interested and are only giving statements just so one day someone won’t be able to say they never said anything about it.
    Pathetic!
    And from our “President”
    Whole new level of pathetic!

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  • Umar Buttar
    Dec 20, 2014 - 6:36PM

    Hold a second !! Who is this person? A president of Pakistan !! I thought we never had one..

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  • kamal khan
    Dec 20, 2014 - 7:48PM

    Mr President I think now you came to know that the History Biggest Tragic terrorism act took place in Peshawar.Recommend

  • Abdul
    Dec 21, 2014 - 2:09AM

    Innocent children united the nation that the following failed to do before:
    1. Christians killed in attack on their Church;
    2. Hazara community targeted on several occasions in Quetta and killed in very large numbers;
    3. Ahmadis killed in Lahore during their Friday prayers;
    4. Police recruits in their training academies;
    5. Salman Taseer who gVe his life to protect a minority women;

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  • kafirmusafir
    Dec 21, 2014 - 10:20AM

    To the Bereaved Families, to the Injured, and the Good and Tolerant Muslim People of Pakistan who grief for the loss in Peshawar; as an Indian America Christian, I extend these sentiments to ALL of you: “May God extend peace to all of you like a river, and may God add wealth and health to all of you like a flooding stream. You will nurse and be carried on in God’s arm and dandled on God’s knees. As a mother comforts her child, so may the God of Compassion I comfort you. May Merciful Father make His face to shine upon all of you till your heart once again rejoices and you flourish like grass. May God’s hand be upon all of you and God’s fury and revenge be shown to the foes of humanity and the initiators of Peshawar brutality.” A Kafir who is a Musafir!

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  • Dec 21, 2014 - 10:59AM

    Then President Namaloom Hussain should issue an an arrest order
    for the Burka Mulla. Who is thumbing his nose at Pakistan right in
    the middle of the capital. And has been supporting extremists for years.
    Namaloom Hussain should keep quite. And stand in his corner.

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