ISLAMABAD, Feb 1 (APP): A meeting of the federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the suicide attack in a mosque at Peshawar Police Lines.
The cabinet further stressed upon the need of promotion of national unity, solidarity and the raising of cohesive voice by all the political forces of the country against terrorists.
It called upon all the political forces to shun their political divide and grievances and express unity for the interests of the country and its people and unanimously converge on agenda for elimination of terrorism, so that requirements of the national security, solidarity, peace and economy could be protected in an effective manner.
The cabinet representing the people of Pakistan and their elected government, condemned in the strongest terms, the terrorist incident at Peshawar Police Lines of January 30 and expressed condolences and sympathies with the bereaved families.
“The entire nation shares the grief of the bereaved families,” PM Office Media Wing in a press release said.
The cabinet also prayed for the high ranks of the shuhada and for their families to bear the losses with fortitude. It also prayed for the early recovery of the injured people.
The federal cabinet also made it clear that those could neither be the Muslims who targeted fellow Muslims at place of worship nor deserved to be called human beings.
Under the teachings of the Holy Quran and Sunnah and the unanimous opinion of the learned religious scholars, derived from these teachings and declared in ‘Paighan e Pakistan’ that such like incidents were openly against the tenets of Islam and ‘Haram’, the cabinet expressed.
The cabinet, in its meeting, also expressed the resolve to eradicate all forms of terrorism and ensure the protection of the lives and properties of the public.
They also expressed that the blood of the Pakistanis would be accounted for.
The restructuring of the police force of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and counter-terrorism department would be carried out, besides the provision of quality training, and taking of solid steps for the supply of the latest weapons and necessary related gadgets would be ensured, so as to avert the occurrence of such like incidents in the future.
The prime minister also expressed his gratitude to the Chinese president and the premier for expressing solidarity with Pakistan.