Former prime minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Saturday condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Paris in which more than 150 innocent people were killed. People of Pakistan are standing with the people of France in the difficult times, he added.

He said that the resolve of the international community to eliminate terrorists right across the world would get strengthened after these coward acts of terrorism.

He underscored the importance of international community’s collective endeavours to deal with the menace because it was the international issue and must be addressed by the active co-operation of all the nations. He recalled that the Pakistani nation had been fighting the scourge for the almost fifteen years adding that the PPP previous government hoisted Pakistan flag in Swat after flushing out the terrorists from there.He added that the Pakistani people were engaged in defeating the terrorists under the Zarb-e-Azab military operation adding they were determined to carry on the fight till the elimination of the last terrorist on Pakistani soil.