After Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was briefed that the assailants in the deadly terror attack on a police training college in Quetta were from Afghanistan, he asserted that the issue would be taken up with Kabul.
According to the Dawn, Prime Minister Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif were among the senior government and military functionaries who rushed to the provincial capital soon after the Quetta attack.
According to sources, however, the most important development of the day was a meeting in which they discussed the attack, its implications and the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) as well as a plan aimed at making Quetta a safe city.
At the meeting, the prime minister expressed concern over the authorities’ failure to make Quetta safe despite formulation of a well-thought out plan. It was informed in the meeting that the assailants had come from Afghanistan and were in contact with their handlers in the neighbouring country.
At this, the prime minister said the issue would be taken up with Afghanistan. Prime Minister Sharif, General Raheel Sharif and Chaudhry Nisar visited the Sandeman Civil Hospital to inquire after the health of police cadets injured in the terrorist attack. Balochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai and other officials were with them.
They were informed that cadets in need of surgical operations had already been operated upon. The prime minister asked the doctors to take good care of the cadets.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Zehri asked Balochistan’s inspector general of police to carry out an investigation into the attack and submit a report in 24 hours.