LAHORE – The terrorists' attack on under-training recruits in the Samanabad area, which killed nine policemen and injured eight others, was widely condemned by religio-political parties on Thursday.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif flayed and expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the incident and said the elements playing with the lives of innocent people deserved no leniency.
He said the terrorists were enemies of the country. Reiterating his resolve to root out terrorism, he said Punjab government was utilising all available resources for this purpose. He said a high level committee had been constituted to probe the incident.
He said no effort would be spared for apprehending the terrorists involved in the tragedy and they would not be able to escape punishment.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said the threat of terror attacks would not end till the time Islamabad disassociate itself from the US war on terror.
Imran alleged that the Punjab government had completely failed in providing security to the citizens, while the central government had no interest in safeguarding the common man.
He also expressed condolences with the bereaved families and prayed for those who lost their lives in the incident.
JI Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan said the attack seemed to be well organised in order to spread terrorism and anarchy in the Punjab and a foreign hand could not be ruled out.