Quetta (December 29, 2017): Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that the war against terrorism will continue in the country, explaining further that terrorists who had run away are now re-entering the country from its Western border to launch attacks.
Iqbal was speaking to the media after visiting the Bethel Memorial Church, where at least nine people were killed and 50 injured in a terrorist attack on December 17.
Iqbal assured the Christian community that the federal and provincial governments stand with them in solidarity. “Every Pakistani should feel safe in the country,” he said.
Advising the country’s political parties to promote brotherhood and unity, the minister said this is not the time to pull each other’s legs.“Dharnas will favour the terrorists who want to spread uncertainty in the country,” he said, adding that it is our duty to ensure peace and stability in Pakistan.
He said that the terrorists want to sabotage the CEPC mega project through terrorist activities in the country but their designs will be foiled at all costs.
Talking to media on this occasion, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that it is our responsibility to maintain law and order in the country.
He said that the terrorists have no religion rather they are enemies of humanity.
He said that the terrorists have been defeated and a hand-full of them would also be wiped out soon.Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf said that they are visiting Quetta to express condolence and sympathies with the victims family of Church attack.
Yesterday, Federal Minister for Interior, Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal on said, development in Balochistan was the top priority of the government and launched several development projects in last three years for welfare of the people of province.
While addressing a ceremony at Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar, he said “government has allocated record funds for the universities of Balochistan and working actively to promote higher education in the province and has established new universities in less-developed areas of the province to expand higher education network.On this occasion he laid foundation of Rs 800 million project to construct blocks, hostel and laboratory of the university. The establishment of universities in Turbat, Zhob and Gwadar would provide the higher education opportunities to the local population in their areas, he added.
While expressing his views on CPEC he said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is fate changer for 3 billion people across the region. CPEC is the national project and politics on this will be injustice with the people of Pakistan.Government and all its functionaries are committed to accomplish its projects in letter and spirit that fall under the frame work of CPEC. He said that CPEC will equally benefit the most backward areas of Pakistan. It will not only connect 200 million of Pakistan rather it would open several avenues of cooperation for the people, communities and states across the region.
He further added that no one will be allowed to sabotage this project of national importance. Different energy projects under CPEC would help to overcome energy crisis by 2018 as 35$ billion will be spent in energy sector. Out of 35 $billion major amount of 11$billion will spent in Sindh while 9 $billion in Balochistan.
He said “Gwadar-Quetta route would be completed by December 2018 while Gwadar -Khuzdar -Ratodero road would also complete on stipulated time.”