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PMA and Ziauddin Hospital condemn Peshawar school attack


KARACHI – Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA) Center strongly condemned the brutal attack at Peshawar School and killing of innocent students and teachers.

A condolence meeting of PMA was held at PMA House Karachi. The meeting was chaired by Prof Idrees Adhi – President PMA Karachi and was attended by office bearers of PMA Centre, PMA Karachi, office bearers of College of Family Medicine and a large number of doctors and members of the civil society.

The barbaric act of terrorism in Peshawar, in which 132 School children and 10 staff members, including teachers were brutally killed, was strongly condemned. The participants of the meeting in their speeches demanded exemplary punishments for these terrorist groups.

They said that this act of barbarism is the only of its kind in the known history of the country. The meeting was of a unanimous view that the only way to deal with the problem is to revive capital punishment.

Meanwhile, the Immediate Past President of Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA), Centre – Prof Iqbal Memon in his message said; this was the most inhuman act, and even animals don’t do this kind of cold blooded massacre of children, as it occurred in Peshawar.

He demanded of the government to carry out the verdict of executing 700 convicted terrorists in our jails. He said this is justice, deterrence and a fair revenge.    The tragic effect of Peshawar school massacre was also felt at Ziauddin University as the Vice Chancellor postponed conferences and organized a condolence and condemnation meeting at the Clifton Campus.

Prof D Pirzada Qasim Raza, Siddiqui, Prof Dr NA Jafferay, Prof Dr Anwar Ejaz Baig, Prof Dr Sirajuddaula, Amir Shahzad, Iqbal Jamil and many students paid tribute to the innocent martyrs of the Peshawar incident. 

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui said;; the brutal killing of school children is the worst incident of terrorism. He condemned the barbaric killing of innocent students and asked everyone to stand united against such acts of terrorism. He said this is the darkest day in the history of Pakistan.

The participants offered fateha at the end of the session and prayed for the bereaved families. During the condolence meeting, the university’s academic and other activities remained suspend.   

December 31, 2014

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