Peshawar: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the attack on Bacha Khan University in the “strongest terms”.
“…Sharif is deeply grieved over the sad incident of terrorists’ attack on Bacha Khan University… which has reportedly resulted in the loss of precious human lives and injured many others,” a spokesperson from his office said.
“While condemning the cowardly attack of the terrorists, the prime minister said those killing innocent students and citizens have no faith and religion,” the statement said.
“We are determined and resolved in our commitment to wipe out the menace of terrorism from our homeland. The countless sacrifices made by our countrymen will not go in vain,” the statement quoted Sharif, who is currently in Zurich for attending World Economic Forum, as saying.
Meanwhile, operations are still underway at the University. At least 15 people, including four gunmen have been killed in the attack so far. According to army officials, government’s troops have resumed control of all buildings and rooftops. 2 terrorists have also been killed in the operations, said Lt Gen Asim Bazwa in a tweet.