Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir on Friday visited the site of the blast at the Peshawar Police Lines, where at least 100 people—mostly policemen—lost their lives when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a packed mosque earlier this week.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the army chief met with officers and men of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police during his visit.

The COAS appreciated the bravery and contribution of K-P police and law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in the war against terrorism, the ISPR said.

The army chief said that the K-P police was one of the bravest forces and has fought as a frontline force against terrorism.

He appreciated the high morale of K-P police personnel and LEAs and paid rich tribute to the martyrs of police who have laid down their lives for the defence of the motherland.

“We as a nation together will root out this menace of terrorism till enduring peace and InshaaAllah we shall achieve this,” the ISPR quoted Gen Asim as saying.

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Separately, an apex committee meeting held earlier today expressed determination to protect the lives and property of the people at every cost, and to make an example of the terrorists who shed the blood of Pakistanis.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired the important meeting of the apex committee held at the Governor House in Peshawar.

The committee assured the nation that those who attacked innocent Pakistanis would be punished and the government would come up to the expectations of the nation.

The meeting reviewed in detail the incidents of terrorism, particularly the suicide attack at the Peshawar mosque on January 30 and its aftermath.

Officials of the country’s intelligence agencies briefed the participants of the huddle about the overall security situation and the action taken against the terrorists.

February 03, 2023


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