KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned Monday morning’s terror attack at the Islamabad courts in Sector F8, which resulted in the loss of precious human lives, including that of an additional sessions judge.
In a statement, the PPP patron-in-chief said that such terrorist acts carried evil for the country and aimed to tamper with the lives and possessions of the Pakistani nation. He said that repeated terror attacks were a well-planned conspiracy to destroying social and economic fabric of the country.
Bilawal extended his condolences to the families of the victims and expressed his sympathies to all those injured in this heinous act.
Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo has said that the cowardly act of terrorists in Islamabad district court on Monday will not weaken the resolve of the Pakistani nation, rather strengthen it to defeat the evil in its insidious endeavours of imposing its toxic agenda in the country, which is synonymous to dark ages.
In a statement, he said that the Tehreek-e- Taliban’s (TTP) unilateral offer of cease fire for a month was not analogous to their bonhomie, instead it was the result of the devastating pre-emptive and targeted strikes of the Pakistan Army on their hideouts that forced them to engage with the state.
Wattoo stated that it was also the vindication of the views of former president Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari who vociferously advocated that the militants should be taken on their turf because they only understood the language of force.
The policy of appeasement towards the TTP is sure prescription of abject failure and therefore must not be pursued, he added. He said the mindset of the evil was not prone to reason and civility, and the track record of such negotiations was ample proof of it, as being an exercise in futility. “Instead, it provided them the breathing space to reorganise and replenish their supplies of arms to fight against the security forces.”
Wattoo said that the PPP was supporting the government being a national political force, and that the party had decided to prefer national politics because the country was in dire need of this approach from all political leadership of the country.
He added that the PPP would continue to support the government on this issue, but it should not be considered as an open-ended support, as the nation was desperately looking for result-oriented outcome of such negotiations.
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