LAHORE: Civil Society Network has condemned the recent statement by JI chief Syed Munawar Hassan declaring Hakim Ullah Mahsood a ‘martyr’ while denying the same title to army soldiers and officers who have sacrificed their lives fighting against terrorists.

In a statement, members of Civil Society Network, Abdullah Malik, Sadaf Afzal, Dr. Rabia and Amna Malik said it was a common knowledge that thousands of innocent citizen, children and security personnel were killed in terrorist attacks and the TTP had accepted the responsibility.

Terming the statement misguided and self serving, they affirmed that sacrifices of martyrs and their families needed no endorsement from JI Amir who had hurt the sentiments of thousands of families whose loved ones laid down their lives while fighting against terrorists. –Staff Reporter