The leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has responded to the North Waziristan attack earlier in the day that left three people dead and five soldiers injured.
In his statement, PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said there should be no violence against peaceful and political people. “I will ascertain the truth but from the very start, I say you may disagree with and discuss their viewpoint, PPP fully support with PTM Leadership and workers, he added.
‘Cannot afford internal tensions’
On the other hand, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Safdar said the country could not afford internal tensions at the moment.
“Every Pakistani’s life is precious and their blood sacred. If there’s bloodshed, the truth should be presented to the public,” she said. “Love, peace, and understanding are far more powerful than weapons.”
The PML-N VP asked: “Have we not already paid tremendously for crushing protests and suppressing voices?”
پاکستان اندرونی طور پر کشیدگی کا متحمل نہیں ہوسکتا ۔
دونوں طرف اگر پاکستان کے بیٹے ہیں تو سیاسی ،صحافتی حلقوں سمیت ریاست کے تمام اداروں کو ذمہ دارانہ کردار ادا کرنا ہوگا ورنہ ایک بار پھر پاکستان کو ناقابلِ تلافی نقصان پہنچ سکتا ہے۔ https://t.co/az2BRHqQMR
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) May 26, 2019
Praying for the nation, she added: “May God be merciful on Pakistan,” which, she said, “cannot afford internal tensions”.
Maryam further highlighted that every stakeholder must be sensible in how the situation was dealt with.
“If there are children of Pakistan on both sides, then all state institutions, including political and journalistic factions, must act responsibly,” she said.
“Otherwise, Pakistan would once again suffer from irreparable loss,” she warned.