KARACHI\Lahore - The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has strongly condemned the barbaric terrorists strike on Army Public School situated at Warsak Road in Peshawar in which more than 130 school children were martyred and dozens of others received serious injuries.

In a statement issued, Chairman Businessmen Group & former president KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, Vice Chairmen BMG, Tahir Khaliq, Zubair Motiwala, Haroon Farooki and Anjum Nisar, President KCCI, Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra, Senior Vice President Muhammad Ibrahim Kasumbi and Vice President KCCI, Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan, while expressing deep shock and grief over the incident, strongly condemned the dreadful attack on innocent children and termed the incident ‘a national tragedy’. They also expressed their sympathies and grief with the families of all victims of this atrocious act.

Terming the Peshawar incident as most ‘shocking, horrific and cowardly act’, President KCCI, Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra said that the business community of Karachi city was completely shocked to see the most dreadful incident in the history of Pakistan in which innocent children of a school in Peshawar were targeted.

Meanwhile, the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Tuesday condemned in severest possible terms ugly terrorist attacks at a School in Peshawar and urged all the Parliamentary parties to take unified stand to weed out the menace of terrorism. Loss of precious innocent lives is not bearable and tolerable.   LCCI President Ijaz A. Mumtaz, Senior Vice President Mian Nauman Kabir and Vice President Syed Mahmood Ghaznavi termed the terrorist attacks on innocent students a cowardly act and an ugly attempt to destabilize country aimed at creating an impression of unsafe place in the eyes of international community.

The LCCI office-bearers urged the government to cope with law and order related incidents with iron hands that have jolted the very basis of the country.

They said that any further delay in taking a strong stand against terrorists would cause undue damage to the country therefore the President, Prime Minister and all the Chief Ministers should sit with the politicians and business leaders to evolve a methodology to get rid of this menace.