President, PM, politicians condemn attack on Peshawar school

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, former president Asif Ali Zardari, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Sirajul Haq and other politicians have strongly condemned terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar, reported.

In their separate messages, PM Nawaz directed civil and military security agencies for coordinated operation to protect all lives. He also directed best medical care for the injured children.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari, while condemning attack, said Pakistani Boko Haram targeted the school children in Peshawar.

He said such attacks could not diminish the resolve of Pakistani nation and armed forces, adding that terrorists would be defeated at all.

Awami National Party (ANP) leader Asfandyar Wali Khan condemned the attack and urged his party workers to donate blood for the injured.

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman condemned the terrorist attack and convened an urgent meeting of the party leaders to discuss the prevailing situation.

He expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives and prayed for early recovery of the injured.

Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah also strongly condemned terrorist attack and expressed his profound grief over the loss of precious lives of youngsters who had to be the future of the country.

MQM Chief Altaf Hussain condemned the attack by Taliban militants, saying “Words are not enough to express our grief and condemn this heinous attack. Our prayers and wishes are with the teachers, children and their families.”

“I call upon the authorities to take all necessary action to bring the perpetrators of the abhorrent attack to justice.”