Interior Minister Shehryar Khan Afridi has said that the terrorist, through their cowardly attacks, cannot deter the firm resolve of the government to eradicate the menace of terrorism from the country.

This was stated by the minister, while talking to a tribal Jirga during his visit to Kalaya, the headquarters of district Orakzai of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Sunday.

Shehryar Afridi said that the tribal people and security forces have rendered matchless sacrifices in the war against terror. "Tribal people are peace loving and they stand shoulder to shoulder with law enforcement agencies (LEAs)," he added.

The minister of State for Interior on the occasion offered fateha for martyrs of Kalaya blast and expressed sympathies with the bereaved families.