PM Nawaz vows ‘ruthless state response’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has warned the terrorists behind the Charsadda attack of a ‘ruthless response from the state’, as the premier and the army chief resolved that the war against terrorism and extremism would continue with full might.

“We are determined in our commitment to wipe out terrorism from our homeland,” he said. “The countless sacrifices made by our countrymen will not go in vain. Inshallah!”

He directed all security agencies to hunt down the patrons and financiers of the Charsadda attack, and to eliminate all terrorists at the earliest.

He also directed Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Safron Minister Gen (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Religious Affairs Minister Sardar Yousaf and State Minister for Federal Education Balighur Rehman to extend their maximum support to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government and law enforcement agencies.

PM Nawaz has announced that a day of mourning would be observed across the country on Thursday (today) in the wake of the tragedy.

The national flag will be flown half-mast on all government and semi-government buildings in the country, as well as at Pakistani missions abroad.

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