Jun 282017

Army is closely following the sectarian or ethnic colour being deliberately given to recent spate of incidents in the country by hostile intelligence agencies and sponsored anti-state elements, a statement issued by the military’s media wing said on Wednesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), having failed to divide us through terrorism, our enemy is now trying to target and fragment us along sectarian and ethnic lines which merit a unified national response.

Ongoing malicious campaign of enemies of Pakistan which is also unwittingly being spread on social media is highly regrettable and we all need to be cognisant of it.

“For us every Shaheed/injured is equal, regardless of sect/ethnicity and indeed is a great loss,” army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said.

“We all are Pakistanis and Muslims who fully respect the religious rights of our Pakistani non-Muslim minorities,” he added.

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The army chief has interacted with religious clergy of all sects over the last few days for their positive involvement in defeating this ongoing sinister campaign.

It is assured that those responsible for Parachinar incidents shall be brought to law and victims will be compensated without any discrimination.

“Alhamdulillah, we have brought security situation in country including Fata under control and shall not allow its regression at any cost” Gen Qamar also said.

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