National Assembly, Senate condemn Quetta attacks

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 3:02:52 by


The National Assembly and Senate Sunday adopted unanimous resolutions to condemn terror attacks in Quetta which killed 25 people including female university students.

The two houses also condemned attack on the Quaid residency in Ziarat.

In the National Assembly, the resolution was moved by Law Minister Zahid Hamid while Senator Nuzhat Sadiq of PML-N tabled the resolution in the Senate.

The resolutions expressing heartfelt condolences to all the victims of the attacks prayed for the departed souls and early recovery of the injured.


A bomber struck a bus of female university students and later a group of armed militants stormed a hospital where the injured students were being treated. The hospital attack killed 11 people, including security personnel and nurses.



The resolutions while condemning the attack on female students said that women of the country standby with the women of Balochistan in the difficult time.

The lawmakers used their speeches during debate on the national budget to condemn the terror attacks in Quetta and expressed solidarity with the families of slain people.



They demanded of the government to punish perpetrators of the terror attacks, who have no respect for religion and women.



Taking part in debate, Peoples Party senator Farhatullah Babar said that without curbing militancy and terrorism economic growth and investment is impossible.



He termed yesterday’s attacks on female student in Quetta as attacks on the past and future of Pakistan.


Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq informed the Senate that Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has been sent to is in Quetta to have first hand information about the attacks.


He said on his return‚ Chaudhry Nisar will address the Upper House and take it into confidence about government’s measures to restore peace in Balochistan.

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