PESHAWAR, Aug.08 (APP): The provincial assembly Monday strongly condemned devastated bomb explosion in Quetta and called for evolving strategy for arresting the deteriorating law and order situation in the country.
The debate was initiated by Leader of Opposition, Maulana Lutfur Rehman who begun his speech with condemning Quetta blast, saying the whole country was passing through a critical situation.
Expressing grave concern over lawlessness, he said that target killing, extortion and other crimes were on peak in the country. But, we are taking credit of legislations and not making strategy for the elimination of the menace of terrorism. He said that a comprehensive policy should be evolved for the elimination of the terrorism.
Sardar Hussain Babak, the Parliamentary leader of ANP said that the nation was unanimous that National Action Plan (NAP) will eliminate terrorism, but the situation is same. He said that NAP is limited only to a document.
He said that the matter is limited to any individual, rather the matter of the whole country. He said that all the five governments should announce to mourn mayhem in Quetta. He said that terrorism had been imposed on us in the name of religion but such people just disgracing us.
Sardar Hussain Babak was critical of the forced repatriation of Afghan refugees and said that they were living in Pakistan for decades but today their homes and property were being auctioned which was injustice.
Parliamentary Leader of PML-N, Sardar Aurangzeb Nalota said that law and order in the country had improved after general elections of May 2013. He said that the whole country is on the same page against terrorism. He termed the Quetta attack as a conspiracy against China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Senior Minister for Local Government Inayat Khan said that the people involved in Quetta attack have no relations with Islam and Pakistan. He said that law and order situation was being discussed in every meeting of Apex Committee.
Regarding repatriation of Afghan refugees, Inayat said that that he and Senior Minister Sikarndar Sherpao have arranged a meeting with Chief Minister that the repatriation of Afghan refugees would create negative aspects in our province.
Senior Minister for Irrigation and leader of Qoumi Watan Party (QWP) Sikander Sherpao said that peace is the major issue and is pre-requisition for development. He stressed need for adopting joint strategy for tackling the issue of terrorism. He further said that FATA should be merged and KP.
Provincial Minister for Public Health Engineering (PHE), Shah Farman also condemned Quetta explosion and said that the incident has both political and regional reasons. He said that the history of terrorism in Pakistan is half century old.
However, he said the performance of PTI government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is better in this regard. He said that the political parties, which today are making hue and cry today were against the taking refuge in Pakistan.
He dispelled the impression of forced repatriation of Afghan refugees. However, he said the matter should be looked in the context of law and order situation in the province. In this regard, he also expressed surprise over the attitude of the government of Afghanistan, which has no writ of law in its country.
Fakhar Azam of PPP, Senior Minister for Health Shahram Khan Tarakai, Advisor to CM on Transport Malik Shah Muhammad Khan, Deena Naz of PTI, Aizaul Mulk of Jamat Islami, Qurban Ali Khan of PTI also spoke on the issue.