PESHAWAR   -  Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday visited Imambargah Hussainabad Kocha Risaldar here at Kohati Gate and condemned the recent tragic attack.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman expressed condolence and sympathy with the bereaved family members and prayed for the early recovery of the injured victims. Maulana prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude. He said the incident was extremely tragic and an attempt to sabotage the peace of the country. Maulana said that anti social elements were involved in such incidents and they would not be succeeded in their nefarious designs.

Maulana said that protection of citizens was the responsibility of the state so the government should provide safety to citizens, he added. He said that security forces and government should eradicate this wave of terrorism.

Meanwhile, Special Representative to Prime Minister on Interfaith Harmony and Middle East and Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi Sunday visited Kocha Risaldar Qissa Khwani and condemned blast at Imambargah.

Talking to media, Tahir Ashrafi said that he visited here on behalf of Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that it was not the issue of any one sect, rather it is the issue of all sects.

Tahir Ashrafi said that perpetrators may know that these sacrifices were inherited to us from Hassan and Hussain R.A. He said that such violence and terrorism cannot depress the courage and faith of us adding people sacrifices will not go in vain. He said we stand united against such terrorists and extremists.

Tahir Ashrafi said that this is an attack on Pakistan, if we stand united for our country no one would be succeeded to sabotage the peace of our country.

Tahir Ashrafi said that those who were involved in the incidents were identified and soon they would be brought before justice. He said that the case would be run in terrorism court with speedy trail to give exemplary punishment to the people involved in the incident.

He expressed sympathies with the families of martyrs and the injured. He said words cannot adequately condemn the sheer brutality. He said this is a terrorist act by anti-state elements to derail interfaith harmony in the country.

Tahir Ashrafi also visited Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar and inquired after the injured of the blast.

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri also visited Kocha Risaldar and expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of people and prayed Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.

He said that we would not provide any space to such anti-state elements and will compete against them.

Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Interfaith Harmony and Middle East and Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi has said that everyone has equal rights to mark International Women’s Day within the constitutional parameters.

To a query regarding the letter of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Minister Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri to Prime Minister Imran Khan for observing ‘Hijab Day’ on March 08, he said it was Noor Qadri’s legal right to celebrate the day as there was no bar on it.

He said if some civil societies and activists wanted to mark it as Aurat March, they were also free but they should not cross their limits.He said last time, they raised some slogans which were socially, morally and religiously unacceptable.

He said there was a proper mechanism in place to hold any day in the country and everyone should follow the code of conduct as prescribed in the law of the land.