Chief Justice Of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Tuesday that terrorism was a conspiracy to weaken Pakistan and the country needed to combat this menace with a greater resolve.
He was speaking at a condolence reference held in connection with the first anniversary of a suicide attack in Quetta on August 8 last year in which 74 people were martyred, most of them members of the legal fraternity.
A bomber had struck as a crowd of lawyers and journalists crammed into the Emergency Department of the Provincial Sandeman Hospital, known as Civil Hospital, after the fatal shooting of president of the Balochistan Bar Association Bilal Anwar Kasi in the morning.
“I have no words to express my grief over that horrific incident,” the chief justice said.
“The sacrifice rendered by the martyrs of the Quetta blast can never be forgotten,” he added.
The top judge said terrorism was a plague that every citizen had to stand up against for a better future for the coming generations.
“The people responsible for terror attacks in Pakistan don’t wish to see the country prospering but their nefarious designs must be thwarted with greater resolve and determination,” he added.
The chief justice commended Justice Qazi Faez Isa for his report on the Quetta attack and promised to act on the recommendations made in it.
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