Govt urged to initiate dialogue process

Karachi: The deadly bomb blast in Qissakhwani Bazaar of Peshawar that claimed more than 40 lives, including 18 belonging to a family, is a grave national tragedy and the government should ensure bringing the elements angry with the policies of last regime to the table for dialogue, said Pasban Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor.

In a statement here Monday, he said in Pakistan the system to provide security to citizens has been compromised to entertain the American interests. He said as the Taliban have not claimed the responsibility for the Peshawar bomb blast, therefore, these incidents of terrorism should be linked to the drone attacks in Waziristan on the same day. He said with such a realistic approach the network of terrorists could be found and eliminated.

Altaf Shakoor said the drone attacks, handing Dr Aafia Siddiqui over to America, freeing Raymond Davis, Salala attack and systematic damage of local security system for safeguard of Pakistani citizens are a few examples of the wrong policies that breed terrorism in Pakistan. He said to end the terrorism we have to devise an independent foreign policy and take bold decisions in our own national interest. He said we can end the network of terrorists by strengthening the local security systems to give safety to our own citizens.

He said the history of world shows that wars are no solution to conflicts so that the rulers should adopt the dialogue process to solve our internal issues. He asked the government to bring the angry elements on dialogue table while take strict action against the elements who refuse the offer of dialogue process.