MULTAN: Multan district administration officials on Wednesday took out a rally to appreciate the efforts of Pakistan Army to end extremism and terrorism.
They gathered at Qila Qasim Bagh and chanted slogans in support of Operation Zarb-i-Azb. The rally was led by Assistant Commissioner Malik Ataul Haq.
Addressing participants, Haq said the armed forces had rendered great sacrifices to break terrorism networks across the country. He said attacks on civilians were highly condemnable. “The country is united on its stance on terrorism,” he said.
Haq said citizens should play their role in ridding the country of the menace of terrorism.
“We should promote peace and tolerance in our everyday conversations,” he said. “No one should spread hate against minorities. Instead, we should work towards prosperity and progress by making an inclusive society,” he said.
He said rallies had been organised in several districts to show support for Pakistan Army.
“We should take all steps we can to boost morale of our soldiers,” he said.
He said terrorism was the root cause of all evils in the country. “We cannot prosper until we get rid of terrorism,” he said. He said success of Operation Zarb-i-Azb would show the world that Pakistan was serious about confronting terrorism. “We want to show the world that we are a peaceful country and we do not support attacks on civilians in the country or abroad,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2015.
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