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Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry condemn Quetta, Swat blasts

Lahore, January 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Friday condemned in severest possible terms deadly Quetta, Swat blasts and urged all the Parliamentary parties to take unified stand to weed out the menace of terrorism. In a statement issued here, the LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar termed the blast 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 President said that the government would have to revisit and redesign its anti-terrorism policy as the existing methodology has failed the stem the acts of terror in the country. The LCCI President all urged the government to convene a roundtable of all the political parties and business community representatives to make a consensus policy to cope with law and order related incidents that have jolted the very basis of the country. He said that it was very strange that despite all our efforts, the terrorists were attacking the place of their choice and killing innocent people. Farooq Iftikhar 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.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Khalil
Information Department
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
11-Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Tijarat,
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 111 222 499
Fax: +92 42 636 8854

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