PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervez Khattak, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, along with other politicians have strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attack at Peshawar Agriculture Directorate.
In their separate messages, Chief Minister KP Pervez Khattak condemned the terrorist attack in Peshawar and directed authorities to ensure all injured are given the best of medical facilities. The CM also lauded prompt action by the security forces to control the situation.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan lamented that he was “saddened by condemnable terrorist attack in Peshawar this morning.”
Khan took to Twitter to condemn the attack. He tweeted, “My prayers to the victims and their families. Commend the rapid response of KP police and army that helped in containing damage and concluding the operation.”
He further tweeted, “The reformed professional KP police force with its special rapid response unit has made a difference in dealing with acts of terrorism in a timely, holistic and coordinated manner.”
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that it was due to the timely response of the security forces that the terrorists were defeated.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal expressed his condolences with the families of the martyred and injured and said that Pakistan is united to destroy the aims of these terrorists adding, “terrorists have nothing to do with Islam.”
At least nine people were killed and 37 others injured in a firing incident that targeted the hostel of Agriculture Directorate on University Road, Peshawar, early Friday morning. The attack was claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
At least two explosions were also heard from the site of the attack.