KP Police Protest Against Terrorism In Province, Demand Action

KP Police Protest Against Terrorism In Province, Demand Action
The personnel of KP police on Wednesday took to streets against the fresh wave of terror, and demanded the government to take adequate steps to eliminate it.

The men gathered in large numbers and reportedly chanted slogans of action against 'known terrorists'.

On Monday, some 100 people were martyred, and many others were injured in a suicide bombing at a mosque situated near Peshawar’s Police Lines.

The attacker was present in the front row during Zohr prayers when he exploded himself, killing dozens of faithful and injuring many others, who were treated at the Lady Reading Hospital of Peshawar.

A day earlier, Presi­d­ent Arif Alvi summoned a joint session of the Parliament on February 8, as lawmakers asked for holding the crucial talk amid the deadly bombing in Peshawar that claimed 100 lives.

“The president has called the joint sitting of the parliament at 3pm on Feb 8 (Wednesday) under Articles 48(1) and 54(1) of the Constitution,” according to an official announcement issued by the presidency.

The government would also take up crucial bills on the occasion, including the ICT LG (Ame­ndment) Bill, 2022, reports suggest.

Senators had asked that the government to summon the session in view of the terror incidents, inflation and the recent wheat flour crisis.

They had called for developing a plan to fight terrorism and finding out a way to deal with the issue.

On the same day, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif hinted at an operation against terrorism, stressing the need for a national consensus in this regard.

He had highlighted that any negotiations with “these people” in the past had failed to yield results.

Analysts agree that a change in the country’s Afghan policy is necessary to begin eliminating terrorism. In the quest for strategic depth in Afghanistan, Pakistan has compromised on its own strategic depth, according to Mohsin Dawar, MNA from North Waziristan and NDM Central Chairman.

“After the Afghanistan takeover, in negotiations with the Haqqani Network and TTP, assurances were given to them that the FATA merger would be undone. The narrative build here was that they would lay down their arms and they would follow the law,” reported Aaj News. “I see this as an Afghanistan action replay,” he added.