Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri strongly condemns suicide attack on Imambargahs in Peshawar

LAHORE: [13-02-15] PAT chief Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has strongly condemned suicide attack on an Imambargahs in Peshawar in the strongest possible words. He said that delaying tactics adopted by the government are creating breathing space for terrorists and helping their cause. He said that the resolve needed to crush terrorism at the governmental level is not visible, adding that the rulers have completely failed to put an end to incidents of terrorism. He prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed souls in peace and grant patience to the bereaved families to bear the loss of their near and dear ones with fortitude.

Meanwhile, an emergency meeting of PAT Central Working Committee was held at the central secretariat on February 13 with PAT President Dr Raheeq Abbasi in the chair. PAT leaders Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, GM Malik, Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, Bashrat Aziz Jaspal, Jawad Hamid and Mrs. Razia Naveed attended the meeting.

The meeting strongly condemned the terrorist incident in Peshawar through a unanimous resolution and demanded of the federal and provincial governments to ensure fool-proof secuiryt of religious places. PAT Peshwar President Khalid Durrani, Irshad Tahir, Sohail Ahmad Raza, Ahmad Nawaz Anjum, Shahzad Rasool, and Hafiz Ghulam Farid were also present on the occasion.

Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi called Allama Raja Nasir Abbasi, the leader of Majlis-e-Wahdat-ul-Muslameen and gave him Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s message of condolence. He said that targeting of places of worship such as Imambargahs and Mosques is an attempt to fan the sectarian fires in the country. He said that such Imambargahs and Mosques are being particularly targeted which are raising voice against terrorism and extremism. He said that the rulers have soft corner for terrorists and are not serious about eliminating the scourge. He said that the PAT delegation would leave for Peshawar today where it would express solidarity with the bereaved families and condolences. The PAT has also supported the mourning announced by MWM.