Members of the civil society, different political organizations, schools and people from all walks of life arranged protests and candlelight vigils against Peshawar school tragedy in which more than 148 people were massacred, most of them children.

The Muslim League-N held a rally to express solidarity with the innocent children who lost their lives in Peshawar carnage attack.  Addressing the participants, Advocate Gohar Ali condemned the attack and said it was the most tragic incident in the country’s history. “War against terrorism is our war and we have to win it.”

He said that the chapter of good and bad Taliban should be closed and stern action be taken against them.  He said that the entire nation was in a state of deep shock and sorrow, adding that time was ripe for taking concrete measures to eliminate terrorism from the country.

Sheikh Tahiruddin and PML-N local leader Rana Mohammad Aslam Khan also spoke on the occasion.

Security: DCO Mohammad Shahid Niaz issued directions for strict security arrangements in the district on the occasion of Eid Mailadun Nabi (SAWW) on 12th Rabiul Awwal and keeping in view the present unpleasant law and order situation in the country. He issued the direction while presiding over a meeting here the other day.

He reviewed the security and administrative arrangements for Jashn-i-Eid Milad (to be held on January (4).

District Emergency Officer 1122 Dr Syed Majid Ali, ADC Wajid Ali, officials of the district health department, civil defence, Works and all heads of departments concerned attended the meeting.

He said that arrangements would be made to illuminate routes of milad processions at night.

He said that close liaison should be maintained with peace committees to ensure sectarian harmony.

The DCO said that a comprehensive security plan had been devised so that no untoward incidents could occur during the processions. He said that the traffic police had also made a plan to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

He requested the organising committees to adhere to the schedule for processions.