ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Sunday stressed upon the need to further strengthen the unity among all ranks of the nation to completely efface the menace of terrorism from the country.
The minister urged the need for showing complete solidarity and unity to fight the war against terrorism and called upon the opposition parties to join hands to defeat the enemies of Pakistan.
Talking to media persons along with Chief Minister Balochistan Sanullah Zahri and home minister of Blochistan, Mir Sarfraz Ahmed Bughti, the Minister said the country had been in state of war for the last several years.
He also assured full cooperation of the federal government to tackle this menace, adding the enemy was very clever and had
specific designs against Pakistan.
Condemning the terrorist attack in Queta, he said the country was successfully stepping ahead with strong agenda to defeat the menace of terrorism.
The Minister said that during the last four years, Pakistan had achieved significant successes in the war against the terrorism, however, he said, few suicide bombers from across the boarder were able to hit the soft targets like civilians.
Ahsan Iqbal said aim of such cowardly attacks was to increase the psychological pressure on the nation, he said, adding “Our enemy is not familiar that these attacks further increase the courage and deterministion of the people.”
He said during the last four years, the government had successfully launched operations ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ and ‘Rudd ul Fasaad’ which had broken the backbone of terrorists.
The Minister said eradication of terrorism from the country was prerequisite for prosperity and development of the country.
About Quetta incident, he said it had left 14 people dead which reminded us that the country was in a state of war and its enemies were targeting people to prove their existence.
The minister said the enemies of Pakistan were on the run and very soon, the government in collaboration with law enforcement agencies and with the help of people would be able to eliminate terrorism related incidents completely.
He said the incident had also reminded that there was a dire need of internal unity to win this war.
The minister observed some political elements from the last few years were trying to internally destablise the country and were trying to divide the nation.
Ahsan Iqbal said those elements who were tying to weaken the internal unity was the enemy of the motherland.
Replying to a query, Iqbal said the security situation was much better as compare to 2013. – APP
Story first published: 13th August 2017