Islamabad, May 23, 2014 (PPI-OT): Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman Senate Defence Committee has strongly condemned the act of terrorism yesterday in a market in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang province in China, in which a number of innocent persons, who were doing shopping, were killed or injured.
The Senate Defence Committee expressed solidarity with the Chinese people and government, on this vile attack and re-affirmed that terrorism is a common enemy of all humanity. The people and parliament of Pakistan, who themselves have seen the ravages caused by terrorism in Pakistan, also wish to express their full solidarity with their Chinese brethren and they would like to underline that the struggle against terrorism is a joint struggle of both Pakistan and China in which we stand shoulder to shoulder with each other. Says a press statement issued on Friday.
Given the recurrence of such violence not only in China but in other parts of the region as well in which Pakistan is also located and as a neighbouring country and strategic partner of China, we feel the time has come to make efforts to formulate a joint strategy between Pakistan and China to combat and counter the scourge of terrorism since they are ‘enemies of humanity’.
“Such a joint strategy would help to promote peace, security and stability in the region. We would also like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday’s act of terrorism in Urumqi.”, said Senator Mushahid.
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