ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has said that government’s top priority was to counter terrorism and all options would be utilized to maintain law and order.
Calling Peshawar blast a national tragedy, he strongly condemned the bomb blast in the provincial capital and expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives. Pervaiz Rashid said that terrorist acts should not be linked to the dialogue process as such activities had been continuing for the past decade.
He said that the government was committed to curtail terrorism and maintain peace and stability in the country.
Talking to a private television channel, he said that the government evolved consensus between all political stakeholders at the All Parties Conference to eliminate terrorism from the country.
Replying to a question, he said heads of all major political parties had participated in the APC and jointly agreed on peaceful negotiation to restore peace and stability in the country.
He said the government and country’s security institutions were on the same page to start dialogue process with the people, who wanted it.
He said mutual trust would be necessary to make dialogue process successful and maintain peace in the country.