Joint effort is required to eradicate terrorism
Dr Shabir Choudhry 17 December 2014
Kashmir National Party leader Dr Shabir Choudhry very strongly condemned inhuman massacre of innocent school children in Peshawar. No religion and no civilised person can justify this gruesome attack which was designed to kill hundreds of school children.
Dr Shabir Choudhry said, KNP leaders and members share pain and suffering of the families and the Pakistani nation; and strongly urge the government and political parties to set aside their differences and eradicate extremism and terrorism. We pray Almighty to grant highest status to all those who lost their lives and give strength to the families to overcome this trauma.
KNP leader said contemporary history fails to provide any example where so many innocent school children were systematically slaughtered to satisfy their inhuman and evil designs.
However, it is encouraging to note that the Pakistani nation as a whole; and particularly political and military leadership is on one page; and they have expressed their determination to fight terrorism with intention of eradicating it.
It is also heartening to note that the Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi also condemned this brutal act and offered condolences, he said, “My heart goes out to everyone who lost their loved ones today. We share their pain & offer our deepest condolences.” To pay respect to the victims and to share pain with the suffering families and the Pakistani nation, the Indian Parliament and schools in India observed two minutes silence.
Dr Shabir Choudhry said this goodwill gesture should be welcomed by the Pakistani government and the Pakistani government; and both countries should work out strategies to counter threat of extremism and terrorism. Whether we like it or not, fact is both countries are victims of extremism and terrorism, and this threat is becoming more dangerous and serious, therefore, it is imperative that both countries forget bitterness of the past and cooperate with each other to eradicate terrorism.
Dr Shabir Choudhry, who is Head of Diplomatic Committee of Kashmir National Party, said I hope the Pakistani establishment will abandon its past policy of good Taliban and bad Taliban; and pursue Nawaz Sharif’s policy in which he says: "We have resolved to continue the war against terrorism till the last terrorist is eliminated". END
Dr Shabir Choudhry, Head of Diplomatic Committee Kashmir National Party.