COAS condemns attack on Shuja Khanzada


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Sunday condemned the terrorist attack on the office of Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada in Attock which claimed the retired colonel’s life.


“Such dastardly coward attempts cannot dent our national resolve to eliminate the menace (of terrorism). Khanzada Shaheed was a bold officer whose sacrifice for the greater cause of cleansing Pakistan (of terrorism) will not go waste,” the army chief was quoted as saying in an ISPR statement.

According to Director-General ISPR Major-General Asim Bajwa, the army chief has directed intelligence agencies to help find the perpetrators behind the terrorist attack.

A former army-man and commander of the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorist in Punjab province, retired Colonel Shuja Khanzada was among at least 10 people killed in the suicide bombing in Shadi Khan village in Attock district.

Rescue workers and army personnel still trying to rescue several people trapped under the rubble of the destroyed office building.