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Senate passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning the terrorist attack in Quetta

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ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 4, 2016-The Senate on Friday passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning the terrorist attack on the police training center in Quetta.

The resolution moved by Leader of Opposition in the House Aitzaz Ahsan expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the incident.

The resolution expressed solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for the eternal peace of the martyred and early recovery of the injured.

The resolution reiterated the commitment to stand by the peace loving people of the country and the security forces for complete elimination of terrorism from the country.

The resolution strongly condemned the involvement of the foreign countries in terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

The House also passed two separate condolence resolutions expressing deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former senators Syed Qammar-uz- Zaman Shah and Nargis Zaman Kiani. The House prayed for the eternal peace of the deceased and said that their services will be remembered for long time.

The House also offered Fateha for those martyred in Quetta incident and other accidents and incidents in the country.

Minister of State for Interior Baligh-ur-Rehman has said that the government believes in the democratic and political freedom of all the citizens.

He was concluding discussion on a motion moved by Sherry Rehman and others regarding the use of force against the protesting political workers on 27th of last month.

He said that in the name of freedom of speech no one can be allowed to lockdown the government and the capital city. He said in order to avoid any untoward situation Section 144 was imposed in the capital. He said the arrests were made according to the law and FIRs were registered against them granting them right to get bail. He said the writ of the state was observed in the capital city.

He said that safeguarding the basic rights of the citizens of the country is the prime responsibility of the government. He said that due to the government’s strategy the country was saved from anarchy without any loss.

Baligh-ur-Rehman said that the government believes in transparency and accountability. He said the Prime Minister has presented himself for accountability.

“The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, 2016” was introduced in the house today. The chair referred the bill to the concerned committee of the house.

The House has now been prorogued.

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