KARACHI - Leaders of various political parties have condemned the recent blast near Khan Raziq police station in Qissa Khawani Bazaar of Peshawar that claimed at least 40 lives and injured more than 80 people on Sunday.
Condemning the attack, Miraj Ul Huda Siddiqui Sindh JI Chief said that since all the political parties has given the government mandate to resolve the issues of terrorism through talks with Taliban there have been increased incidents of terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) ,adding, that elements involved in the incident do not want to see stability and peace in Pakistan.
In a statement here on Sunday, he further said that JI condemns terrorism while the continuity of the attacks in the KPK shows a conspiracy to sabotage the peace talks.
He expressed heartfelt sorrow on the loss of the precious human lives and prayed for the early recovery of the injured persons.
Siddiqui demanded for the immediate investigation of the incident and arrest of the culprits involved in the attack.
Awami National Party (ANP) Sindh Chief and Senator Shahi Syed in a statement said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan’s statement about permitting the Taliban to open their offices has increased terrorism.
He said there is no need of allowing a banned outfit to open their offices in the country as on one hand they are targeting and killing the innocent people while on the other hand some so-called political forces were expressing sympathy with the Taliban.
ANP leader said that his party adopted a clear policy for the prevention of terrorism ,however, the government’s policy is still not clear that what they will do to the terrorists who were targeting the innocent people.
He said that the Federal government after consultation with the military leadership should immediately implement the resolution approved in the All Parties Conference (APC).
Condemning the bomb blasts at Peshawar’s Qisa Khawani Market, ANP leader expressed grief over the loss of dozens of lives in the incident.
Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain also condemned the bomb blast at Peshawar’s Qisa Khawani Market and expressed his deep sorrow over the tragic incident.
In a statement, he deplored that terrorists attacked a Christian church last Sunday and killed and injured scores of men, women and kids.
He asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Federal and provincial governments to take notice of the subversive activities and adopt measures for the protection of lives and property of people.
He also appealed to MQM’s office-bearers and workers of KPK specially Peshawar to donate blood for the injured people in large numbers.