Will not allow scourge of terrorism to rise again: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice and strongly condemned the blast outside a hotel in Quetta in which four people were killed and over a dozen others were injured.

While monitoring the whole situation till late at night, the Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Interior to investigate the incident from all its aspects and reach the depth of the matter. 

PM Imran Khan expressed the commitment that Pakistan will not allow the scourge of terrorism rise again. In a tweet , the prime minister said he is deeply saddened by the loss of innocent lives in the condemnable and cowardly terrorist attack in Quetta last night.

The prime minister said our nation has made great sacrifices in defeating terrorism and will remain alert to all internal and external threats. He said he himself monitored the situation late last night and directed the Ministry of Interior to investigate the incident from all its aspects and reach the depth of the matter.

President Dr Arif Alvi also denounced the attack and said the enemies of Pakistan want to disrupt peace and create law and order situation in the country.

In a statement, the president strongly condemning the Quetta blast, he said the elements involved in such cowardly acts in the holy Ramadan are enemies of the country and Islam. He expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the incident. He prayed for the departed souls and for early recovery of those injured.

 

Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed strongly condemning the Quetta blast has expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the incident and sympathized with the affected families. The minister sought a report from the Balochistan Chief Secretary over the tragic incident.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has strongly condemned the Quetta blast. He said the enemies of Pakistan’s peace and progress will fail in their nefarious designs. Fawad said the whole nation is united against terrorism and will continue collective efforts till purging the country of its remnants.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi condemning the blast said nation stands soldier to soldier with the armed force of the country to foil the neferious designs of the terrorists to destablize country in the holy month of Ramazan.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Sirajul Haq and other political leaders have also strongly condemned the Quetta blast. According to the provincial government spokesperson, the blast occurred in the parking lot of a private hotel located at Quetta’s Jinnah road near Serena Chowk.