Rahim Ullah Yousafzai (IR Expert):
Pakistan has been fighting the menace of terrorism since 2001. Terrorists are using Afghan soil for planning subversive activities to destabilize Pakistan because terrorists have safe havens in Afghanistan. The recent terrorist’s activities in Pakistan are condemnable. Each terrorist’s activity is a test for our security forces but our military and political leadership is committed to eradicate terrorism completely. Medressa reforms are imperative to control terrorist’s activities. More efforts are required to be done for complete elimination of terrorism. Pakistan’s security forces are capable and vigilant enough to face any security challenge.
Dr. Huma Baqai (IR Expert):
We have achieved significant success in improving law and order situation in the country. It is need of the hour to maintain the security situation to avoid any unfortunate incident. It is imperative to target the terrorist’s network and punish their facilitators. We need to learn from our mistakes to address any loophole in our war against terrorism. It is due to police reforms that we have seen a visible change in the attitude of police. Strong will and commitment of the political leadership and cooperation of security institutions is imperative to avoid reversal of terrorist activities.
Dr. Talat Wazarat (IR Expert):
Terrorists have done great damage to our people and economy. We have rendered matchless sacrifices to eradicate menace of terrorism. We are facing the consequences of wrong polices of previous governments. It is appreciable that we have achieved significant success in the fight against terrorism. It is imperative for our security forces to remain vigilant against the terrorists and their facilitators to protect the people of the country. The incumbent Government has shown its resolve to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.
Malik Muhammad Habib (Former interior minister):
Fight against terrorism is a continuous process and it is imperative to implement National Action Plane in letter and spirit. Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance. It is responsibility of the religious leaders to create awareness regarding terrorism and spread better understanding of the religion .National Action Plan comprises of all sections of people, Armed forces and institutions. The role of minister of interior should be upgraded. All security agencies including Police should work altogether with the armed forces in order to eradicate the menace of terrorism.