Nation stands by govt, forces against terrorism: Alvi

Referring to the tragic blast at Police Lines, President Dr Arif Alvi Tuesday expressed the resolve to exterminate terrorism, saying the government and armed forces have full support of the entire nation.

He expressed these views during a visit to the Lady Reading Hospital where he enquired after health of injured persons of Police Lines’ mosque blast. Caretaker Chief Minister, Muhammad Azam Khan also accompanied him. The President said the nation, Security Forces did combat terrorism in an unprecedented manner and they would once again collectively fight the menace. He talked to the doctors and hospital administration about the well-being of the injured. He expressed solidarity with families of martyrs and prayed for the early recovery of injured persons.

Dr Arif Alvi also enquired after the health of an injured woman and condoled martyrdom of her family members. The President noted with satisfaction the appropriate medical treatment to the injured of the blast at Lady Reading Hospital. He lauded the doctors and LRH administration for ensuring prompt and quality treatment to the blast victims. He said he had to wait for the visit in order to avoid any obstruction in the relief and rescue activities. Dr Arif Alvi said the nation stood with families of the martyrs and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured persons.

The President appreciated the announcement by government to provide Rstwo million to heirs of each martyred and Rs0.5 million for each injured person. President Dr Arif Alvi and caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Muhammad Azam Khan here on Tuesday discussed overall law and order situation in the province. The president and the chief minister held an important meeting at the chief minister house. Earlier, the president visited Lady Reading Hospital wherein he inquired after the health of injured of the police lines’ blast victims. He went around different wards and talked to the injured police cops. He expressed solidarity with the victims’ families of martyrs and prayed for early recovery of the injured. The president appreciated the administration and doctors of the hospital for providing best medical treatment to the blast victims.