Army chief visits injured madrassa students at Peshawar hospital
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday visited injured students of madrassa at the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) in Peshawar.
“On Dec 16, 2014, Army Public School children were targeted and now madrassa students. Our grief was common yesterday and is shared today as well. Our enemy was the same yesterday that is today. We are united and jointly we will counter them,” Army Chief Qamar Bajwa said in an apparent response to the statement circulating on social media about leaders and influential persons’ differentiating between madrassa and school students.
He said the bloodbath was carried out on the day when Black Day was being observed in Kashmir. Attack on madrassa was a hostility towards Islam, he added. “We will not rest until we brought terrorists and their facilitators to a decisive end,” he said.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS asked the Afghan brothers living in Pakistan to also remain alert from hostile elements, so that they were not used by them advertently or inadvertently. “Peace of Afghanistan and Pakistan is linked with each other,” the media wing of the armed forces quoted him as saying.
The army chief has directed the army personnel to remain alert in the wake of the recent terror activities.
He said Pak-Afghan circumstances could not tolerate any unrest or anarchy as it would lead to unfolding of dangerous consequences.