Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that terrorism and militancy was the problem of ANP only but it was the joint responsibility of all school of thoughts and political forces to come forward and stand up against it. He added that the terrorists had already targeted the public meetings and processions of all the political and religious parties including Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam, PPP, PPP(S)etc.
This he stated while talking to the media persons after inquiring after the health of the Sunday Badabher bomb blast at Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar and distribution of cheques among the heirs of Nowshera bomb blast at Peshawar on Monday.
The Information Minister said that the present wave of terror was the reaction of successful action of the security forces in tribal areas. He said that the terrorists have no religion or thoughts neither they have relations with any particular caste or language but they were the enemies of the whole humanity.
Mian Iftikhar maintained that there was no particular target of terrorists but the whole society was on their card adding that even they did not spare our mosques, funerals, Ulema e Haq, institutions, bus stands and bazaars and the Sunday suicidal attack on funeral at Badabher was the barbaric act of terrorism.
He furthered that he never claims complete elimination of terrorism and as and when there were terrorists, there would be terrorism. He however, said the provincial government on his part would do all its best for elimination of terrorism and militancy.
The Minister continued that terrorism was international issue and external hands were behind it. He said that the terrorists wanted to pressurize the government through such terrorist activities. He clarified that the government would never bow-down before them and would fight till eradication of the last terrorist.
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