LAHORE- The cowardly act of terrorism in Islamabad district court on Monday will not weaken nation’s resolve to defeat the evil in its endeavours of imposing its toxic agenda, PPP’s central Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said in a statement.

He was of the view that TTP’s unilateral offer of ceasefire for one month should not be taken seriously as it was the result of the devastating pre-emptive and targeted strikes of the Pakistan Army on terrorist hideouts.

Wattoo stated that it was also the vindication of the views of former President Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari who have vociferously advocated that the militants should be taken on their turf because they only understood the language of force.

“The policy of appeasement towards TTP is sure prescription of abject failure and ,therefore, must not be pursued”, he added.

He said the mindset of the evil was not prone to reason and civility and the track record of such negotiations was ample proof of it. “Instead, it provided them the breathing space to re-organise and replenish their supplies of arms to fight against the security forces as better equipped and more motivated scourge”, he remarked.

Manzoor said that the PPP was supporting the government because being a national political force it had decided to prefer national politics over that of the party.

He said that the PPP would continue to support the government on this issue but it should not be considered as an open-ended support as the nation was desperately looking for result oriented outcome of such negotiations.