Centre, provinces should jointly end terrorism: Bilawal

In Local
April 08, 2024



Expressing his sorrow over the martyrdom of policemen in Lakki Marwat area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on late Friday night, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Sunday said the federal and provincial governments should work together to eliminate the bane of terrorism from the country.

“The complete elimination of terrorists and destruction of their nurseries is our national duty. We should all come together [for this purpose],” he added.

The former foreign minister expressed his grief over the martyrdom of DSP Gul Muhammad Khan as well as his two guards Naseem Gul and Salamat Khan in the Lakki Marwat attack.

“The nation is proud of the bravery of DSP Gul Muhammad and other martyrs. Those who sacrifice their lives to eradicate terrorists are our national heroes, he added.”

Apart from the attack on police officials, the PPP chairman’s call for uniting against terrorism has come in the wake of an attack on a Chinese convoy in the Besham town of K-P’s Shangla district.

Six people, including five Chinese engineers, were killed in a suicide attack in Besham on March 26.
An explosive-laden vehicle parked on the roadside blew up when the convoy, transporting Chinese engineers to Dasu Hydropower Project from Islamabad, passed by.

This was the second attack on Chinese workers at the Dasu project.

In July 2021, a similar terrorist attack claimed the lives of 13 people, including nine engineers.
PM Shehbaz Sharif has already directed the interior ministry to increase cooperation with the provinces for the eradication of terrorism from the country.

During a meeting, the premier announced that he would personally review the security arrangements of Chinese nationals.

He directed all the security agencies to take all the measures to ensure fool-proof security of the Chinese citizens present in Pakistan.

“We will continue the war against terrorism until it is eradicated from the country.”

Following the recent attacks, the PM ordered to beef up the security in the country in general and the protection of the Chinese nationals working on different projects across the country in particular.
Even the army chief had reiterated the resolve of the armed forces to eliminate the scourge of terrorism afflicting the country.

Noting the recent surge in terrorist attacks, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir said the enemies of the country had once again underestimated the resilience of the people of Pakistan.

He added that no stone shall be left unturned to ensure that every foreign citizen, especially the Chinese nationals, contributing to the prosperity of Pakistan was safe and secure in the country.

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