Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President PPP Central Punjab, has castigated the government for not taking extra-ordinary steps with speed and precision in implementing the mandate given by the political parties of the country to exterminate terrorism from the country in its all forms and manifestations.
He said this in a statement issued from here today adding that the half-hearted endeavours of the government would not succeed in defeating the scourge that posed existential threat to the country.
He pointed out that the terrorists were striking any where in the country at their will with impunity and the government was only contended with sporadic action based on reactive narrative instead of following them with the full force of the state measuring up to the resolve of the nation that wanted to eliminate them without exception.
He said that the terrorists and their patrons were ridiculing the government by bringing our large processions in the country and the government was simply contended with playing to the gallery. The platitudes of the top leadership to eliminate terrorism are devoid of the substance and policy as the people have yet to see the coherent strategy unfolding the short, medium and long term strategy to confront the evil head on, he added.
The people are extremely worried in the face of lackluster moves of the government that vividly give the impression that the government has no stomach to confront the terrorists and their patrons and just treading on day to-day basis simply to gain maximum time to stay in power, he maintained.
He said that the blood of the thousands people, brave soldiers and the children of Army Public School, Peshawar, martyred by terrorists would not forgive them if they fail to exhibit measurable courage, determination and total commitment to defeat terrorism thoroughly and comprehensively.
He added that the PPP Chairman and CO- Chairman had been consistent in eradicating the evil on their turf with full force of the state and the nation while politics could be put in the back burner till such time of their total extermination of the scourge.