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Political leadership condemns Bacha Khan University attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned attack on Bacha Khan University.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Prime Minister has condemned the terror attack. PM Nawaz has vowed to cripple terror network and eliminate extremism from the country.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has also condemned the attack. The opposition party chief is about to leave for Charsadda to visit the attack site and review the ongoing operation.

While talking to the media, Khan said that he would review security plan and assess government s fault in the matter.

Awami National Party’s (ANP) Zahid Khan has said that parliamentary parties are on the same page and desire to see a terror-free Pakistan.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) rabita committee has stated that attack on Bacha Khan University is a cowardly act. Terrorists wish to darken Pakistan’s future by targeting education institutions.

The rabita committee has stressed speeding up of operation against jet black terrorists by the government. The committee has further urged the government to utilize all resources possible to counter extremist acts.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is currently in Switzerland to attend annual meeting of World Economic Forum. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Pervez Khattak has cancelled his Britain tour on directives of Imran Khan and is on way back after the attack. However, Mushtaq Ghani among several provincial ministers are on foreign tours.

Pakistan People s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed sympathies with families of those who have lost their lives today. “the way the terrorists are striking shows that their backbone has not been broken,” he said.

The government and opposition parties had come together to take steps to curb insurgency after attack on an army-run school in December 2014. The Army Public School attack had claimed more than 140 lives, mostly students.

The attack had united political parties for a common cause. An anti-terror strategy was chalked out named National Action Plan (NAP).

The plan aimed at registration of seminaries and called for stricter laws on hate-speeches.

The APS attack came as a reaction to military offensive against banned outfits  hideouts in Waziristan and adjoining tribal areas. Pakistan Army is continuing a major strike called Operation Zarb-e-Azb against militants. NNI

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