National Leaders Condemn Attack On Church In Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Devastating blast hits one of the oldest Churches in Peshawar while leaders all over the country condemn and express grief over the incident.

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Various leaders including President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, MQM chief Altaf Hussain, Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf chairman Imran Khan, Jamaat e Islami chief Munawar Hasan and ANP chief Asfandyar Wali condemned this act of terrorism expressing anger and deep grief over the incident

 

The Spokesperson for Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister Shiraz Paracha told that,” CM Pervez Khattak has ordered health department to provide best of the facilities to the victims.” He further said that,”The government will take action against those involved in negligence while responding to the blasts.”

 

 

While PTI chairman Imran Khan has advised Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to,” immediately reach Peshawar and personally oversee the rehabilitation work.” The Khyber Pakhtunkhawa government has ordered an investigation into the suicide attack. The Provincial information minister said,” PTI leadership was present in Islamabad for a party meeting is now returning to Peshawar.”

 

Commissioner Peshawar has verified the reports that around 600 to 700 people were present inside the church at the time of the blast.  In condemnation former ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman called on the government to,” immediately announce an end to peace talks.”

 

Iftikhar Hussain -former information minister visited the hospital and condemned the attack. He said,” the provincial leadership should realise that the war against terrorists is Pakistan’s war.”

 

PML-N Leader and Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif condemned the suicide attacks in Peshawar saying “So sad and angry to learn about the blast near a church in Peshawar.”

 

Shaukat Yousufzai the Provincial health minister sternly condemned the attack and said that, ”The perpetrators should not call themselves Muslims after committing such a heinous act.”

 

Dr. Tahir ul Qadri Chief of Minhajul Quran International (MQI) said,”We strongly condemn Peshawar blast. This corrupt electoral and so-called democratic system has failed to provide security to the people.”