Iran’s President visits Pakistan as terror strikes in Lahore

March 29, 2016 OPINION/NEWS


Waqar Haider

The first visit by Irani President Hassan Rouhani to Pakistan left too many controversies.

The Irani President was in Pakistan earlier on a two day visit. Both countries signed several agreements after the removal of sanctions on Iran. Rouhani met Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff Raheel Shareef during his visit. On 27th March the Irani president left Pakistan after completing his visit.

Pakistan is playing a crucial role to Muslims and the rest of the world. Terrorism returned in the provincial capital of Pakistan on Sunday as a terrorist blew himself up at Gulshan Iqbal park, Lahore, in a suicide blast, more than 72 people being killed and over 300 injured, many of them women and children, in the attack.

Just a month ago, on 29 February, the government hanged Salmaan Taseer‘s killer Mumtaz Qadri. After that a huge number of Pro-Qadri supporters appeared in the streets of Rawalpindi city and demonstrated against the government’s action. After a month passed, a large number of people were again on the streets, this time the capital city Islamabad. Approximately 2000 to 4000 people started to move toward the Red Zone area of Pakistan and attempted to occupy the Parliament building, police, rangers and the Army being deployed to stop them. On Saturday night some people attacked the well know ex-singer and cleric Junaid Jamshed at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad.

After these incidents the Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff decided to take some serious steps against the terroriss and their facilitators, especially in Punjab Province and the rest of the country. According to ISPR Lt Gen Asim Bajwa of the Inter-Service Intelligence is anxious to start operations to find lins to and the perpetrators of the Lahore suicide attack.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also addressed the nation and said that we are fighting against terrorism by our National Action Plan, and that the operation against terrorism will continue until the death of the last terrorist in Pakistan.







Waqar Haider

Waqar Haider is a Journalist and Assignment Editor at the Islamabad Bureau of Channel 24 News.

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