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132 children killed: Dar terms Peshawar attack a national tragedy

132 children killed: Dar terms Peshawar attack a national tragedy

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, condemning the terror attack on Peshawar school, has said that the killings of 142 people including 132 innocent children is a national tragedy and this is the time for nation to unite under one banner.

He said this while talking to media after addressing the Tax Reforms Commission meeting. The minister said that a united nation could ward off the challenge posed by the militants.

The minister said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was already in Peshawar and had assigned him the task to contact leaders of all the political parties for an emergent meeting in Peshawar on Wednesday (today).

Dar said he had already initiated contacts in this regard. He said PTI Chief Imran Khan is also invited to attend the meeting. “This is a time for us to show unanimity on the nation’s cause to root out militancy”, the minister said.