Govt urged to take stern action against terrorists

* PPP, PML-Q leaders condemn Rawalpindi blast, ask government to revisit its policies
Govt urged to  take stern action against terrorists

LAHORE: Two mainstream opposition parties in the Punjab Assembly – the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) – on Wednesday strongly condemned the bomb blast in Rawalpindi and urged the government to take serious and immediate action against terrorists.
PPP Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo and PML-Q Punjab head Chaudhry Zaheeruddin Khan criticised the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government’s polices and said that the recent terrorist activities were a result of weak decisions against miscreants operating in the province.
The PML-Q Punjab president held a special organisational meeting of the party at the Muslim League House on Wednesday in which all office-bearers of the provincial organisation and other leaders participated. The meeting discussed the political scenario and strategy for upcoming local government elections. Fateha was also held for former MPA Shahana Farooqi.
Addressing the participants, Ch Zaheeruddin expressed deep concern over the situation of law and order and condemned the recent bomb blast in Rawalpindi. He said the government should take immediate steps to provide security to the people. He also criticised the government for not controlling price hike in the province, saying that prices of necessary item had gone out of the reach of the common man. He also said the PML-N government should control inflation without any delay.
Meanwhile, the PPP Punjab president in a statement issued on Wednesday also condemned the attack in Rawalpindi and suggested the government to overcome terrorism, as people of the province were feeling insecure under the rule of the PML-N.
Wattoo, assuring the PML-N government of all-out support of his party in steps against terrorism, suggested the rulers to take solid steps against terrorists. He said that his party had already announced to back the government on steps to bring peace to the country.
Wattoo also said that the government had failed to control terrorism as well as to give relief to the masses through its economic policies.

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