Jamali chairs cabinet meeting after attack
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali summoned an emergency cabinet meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation after the suicide attack on the president.
Mr Jamali condemned the attack and said the government would never surrender to the terrorists and would continue its fight against terrorism and extremism.
He requested the nation observe Friday as a thanksgiving day to express gratitude for the president surviving the attack and said the general public must help the government apprehend the culprits. Talking to journalist in Parliament House on Friday, the prime minister said the government would eliminate terrorism from the country. “But one thing should be kept in mind that terrorism is an international phenomenon.”
Prime Minister Jamali also told reporters the government had “found some clues” to the suicide attack on the president, but refused to divulge details, saying “it is a very serious matter and the government is probing it”. Jamali said the attack would not upset a SAARC summit in Islamabad in January. “It will be held on schedule,” he said, adding that the security system would be ‘revamped’ in the country following the suicide bombings.