Following the suicide blast in Peshawar mosque, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said he would ensure that “the National Action Plan (NAP) is implemented in full force” and with complete comprehensiveness.
PM Sharif visited the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) Monday evening to inquire about the injured in the deadly blast that took place at the mosque of Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines during Zuhr prayers which also claimed at least 59 lives.
The premier was received by Army Chief General Asim Munir and then took rounds of different wards and met the injured.
PM Shehbaz directed the hospital administration to provide the best medical facilities to all the injured.
He was accompanied by Minister for Defence Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb.
A representative of the Lady Reading Hospital, where 157 injured people were brought after the attack, said the death toll in the explosion has reached 59.
In Peshawar, the Corps Commander Peshawar briefed the PM on the factors and motivations behind the rise in terrorism in Peshawar.
The premier was shown the CCTV footage of the suicide attack, and the IG Police also presented the preliminary investigation report on it.
“Terrorists are making a sinister attempt to create fear and terror by attacking defence agencies,” the premier said, adding, “They will be defeated by the strength of the unity of the state and the people.”
Mentioning the great loss of life of security personnel and civilians due to terrorism, he said that Pakistan had made great sacrifices against terrorism and that he would not “let the sacrifices of the martyrs go in vain.”
The premier also stressed that he would ensure thorough implementation of the NAP to cut the roots of terrorism in the country.