ISLAMABAD- Following the terrorists' barbaric attack on a school in Peshawar, Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid , today reiterated firm resolve of the federal government to fight the miscreants with renewed pledge and protect children -  future of the country.

Talking to different news channels, the Minister said perhaps terrorists wanted to give a message that our determination could be weakened by attacking the school children, but it would get further strength and remain unflinching.

Terming the incident as an act of barbarism, he said it was not the attack on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's school children but an assault on all children of Pakistan. "One must not look into the incident in context of provincial or a political matter. Terrorism is our common enemy and we all have to fight it with unity," he maintained.

The nation, he said, would fight the menace of terrorism through united efforts and foil the nefarious designs of the enemies of the state. The Minister said the KPK government was part of the country and the entire nation has the unflinching resolve to root out terrorism.

We are the torch-bearers of love, peace and harmony and it would crush all elements who wanted to push the country into darkness, the minister vowed. The operation Zarb-e-Azb has broken the back of the terrorists' organizations and they would be chased till they were completely wiped out from the soil of Pakistan.

There was no difference of opinion among the nation over the issue of elimination of terrorists and mindset of extremism from the country, he said. Responding to a question, the minister said it was not appropriate to discuss political issues in view of the tragic incident.

He lauded the sacrifices of the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies in war against terrorism adding that the future of the new generation would be secured at all cost. "Our Armed Forces has sacrificed their today to secure our better tomorrow," he remarked.

He said the entire nation was on one page as far as the issue of terrorism was concerned and there was no difference of opinion on the base of provincialism, linguistic affinities or sectarianism as "This is a war between humans and inhuman."