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Apologists will be regarded as terrorists, allies of terrorists: Sherry Rehman

Updated December 18, 2014

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Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sherry Rehman. - DawnNews screengrab
Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sherry Rehman. - DawnNews screengrab

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman said Wednesday that if anyone engaged in the apologist narrative when it comes to terrorism and terrorist attacks, they would be considered as terrorists and allies of the terrorists.

Time has come for a decision and anyone who presents justification for acts of terrorism will be regarded as a traitor.

"Whoever is a friend of the terrorists is a traitor," Rehman said addressing media representatives in Peshawar.

Rehman urged that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will not remain the victims and instead become those who will lead the war against terrorists.

Army chief received good response from Afghan govt, says Kaira

PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said that Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif and Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Gen Rizwan Akhtar had received a good response from the Afghan government with regards to their assistance for action against a Kunar-based Taliban splinter group which is believed to be behind the Peshawar army school massacre.

He said the war against terror was being fought very bravely but said that the fight only constituted 10 per cent and that the main fight was against the extremist mindset spreading in the country.

He said the PPP supported the government fully in the war against terror, adding that the party had also rendered numerous sacrifices and would continue to do so in future.

We should stand shoulder to shoulder with armed forces, says Raja

Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf. - DawnNews screengrab
Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf. - DawnNews screengrab

Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said that the Peshawar school attack was a very tragic incident which had not only shocked the nation but the entire world.

He said the country needs to unite and focus on curbing the menace of terrorism. The PPP leader said the population should stand shoulder to shoulder with the country's armed forces.

No attack as ghastly as Peshawar school massacre, says Khursheed Shah

- DawnNews screengrab
- DawnNews screengrab

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said that the world had not witnessed an attack as ghastly as the Peshawar school massacre.

He said the most important objective of the Multi-Party Conference held in Peshawar yesterday was to establish an understanding that the war against terror is Pakistan's fight and not an internal dispute between two groups.

He underscored that the country's armed forces had given immense sacrifices.