The Senate, which resumed its session at the Parliament House in Islamabad on Tuesday with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in the chair, is holding discussion on recent incidents of terrorism in the country.
Participating in the debate, Raza Rabbani strongly condemned the suicide blast that took place in the mosque of Peshawar yesterday.
He said anti-terrorism policy should be discussed in the joint session of the parliament being held on the 8th of next month.
He appealed to the political parties to hold national dialogue inside the parliament and evolve consensus on important matters.
Senator Saifullah Abro said efforts should be made to avert Peshawar like incidents in future.
He said there should not be political point scoring on security related matters.
Bahramand Khan Tangi emphasized the need for implementation of the National Action Plan to curb terror incidents. He said those behind terror acts must be apprehended and given punishment.
Describing Peshawar Mosque blast as reprehensible, Muhammad Tahir Bizenjo said the government should focus on improving the security situation and protecting the lives of common man.
Muhammad Akram said Pakistan is faced with terrorism because of flawed policies of the past.
Mushahid Hussain Sayed said time has come to formulate a clear policy against terrorism. He said we need a serious course correction while learning from mistakes of the past. He said NACTA should be strengthened.
Minister of State for Law Shahadat Awan has reaffirmed the government’s determination to root out terrorism and restore peace in the country.
Winding up discussion in the Senate today on the recent acts of terrorism in the country, he said the entire nation is aggrieved over the Peshawar incident.
He said our law enforcement agencies have the capability to deal with the menace. He however stressed the need for national unity and cohesion to deal with it.
Later, the House was adjourned to meet again on Friday at ten thirty am.