Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri condemns bomb blasts in Peshawar and Islamabad

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has condemned the terrorist attack in Super market Peshawar and Islamabad in the strongest possible words. 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 expressed these views while talking to Dr Raheeq Abbasi on telephone from Canada today. 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 allowed to impose their narrow-minded and bigoted agenda on the peaceful majority of the Muslims and Pakistanis.

He 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.