Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri slams attack on PNS Mehran

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has condemned the terrorist attack on the naval installation, PNS Mehran in the strongest possible words. He has expressed his deep and serious concern on the unending spate of attacks on the military installations, state symbols and security personnel. He asked the government to acknowledge the seriousness of the matter and perform its duty of eliminating terrorism from our midst. He said that dubbing the narrative in terms of merely terrorism tends to belittle the enormity of the national security challenge. The non-state actors, he said, have launched an open war against Pakistan and its people and continuation of attacks on military suggests this in no uncertain terms.

Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the terrorist incidents need to be looked at holistically and not in isolation, which seem to have a distinct pattern of decentralized urban warfare. He further said that the entire nation stands fully united behind its valiant armed forces in this fight for country’s future and survival. He demanded of the stakeholders to revisit the national security doctrine in the light of new and innovative challenges and make necessary modifications to fight off the evil menace. He said that new security doctrine must also address diplomatic, political, security and information challenges. “Time to act is now and that too fairly quickly. Unless political leadership assumes its responsibility in a professional and responsible manner, things would continue to rot,” he added.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that terrorists are neither Muslims nor humans. They do not belong to any country or religion. A handful of terrorists would not be allow to impose their narrow-minded and bigoted agenda on the peaceful majority of the Muslims and Pakistanis. “The best way to eliminate terrorism is to eliminate the idea which generates terrorism and extremism. This is possible if the government delivers and makes difference to the lives of millions of people in terms of job creation, inexpensive justice system and access to education. Let the inferior idea be killed by a superior idea of human compassion, peace and interfaith dialogue, core values espoused by our great religion Islam,” he concluded.