LAHORE – Religio-political parties including Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Awami Tehreek, Jamiat Ulma-e-Pakistan and Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen arranged separate ceremonies and walks yesterday to pay homage to the APS martyrs.

They also marked the day of Fall of Dhaka and termed December 16 a painful day for the people of Pakistan.

Expressing solidarity with Pakistan Army’s war against terrorism, JUP president Pir Ijaz Hashmi said the war against terror must continue till the elimination of last terrorists in the country.

JUP president Pir Ijaz Hashmi said 16th of December is the darkest day in the country’s history, with a background of APS tragedy and Fall of Dhaka.

Addressing a seminar, he said: “Some people want us to forget this day.

However, he added, nations always learn from tragedies and determine their future strategies.
PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, MWM chief Allama Raja Nasir Abbas, JUP president Pir Ijaz Hashmi and other leader stressed the need for implementing the National Action Plan for getting the fruitful results of war against terror.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 17-Dec-2015