Hope university attack will ‘sharpen’ Pak’s desire’ to wipe-out terror: Tharoor

New Delhi : Expressing grief over the loss of innocent lives in the terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan, former union minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said Islamabad is bearing the fruits of what it deliberately incubated in the country at one point of time.

Tharoor, who was the Minister of State for External Affairs in the UPA regime, said terrorism should be condemned wherever it occurs.

“In this case, the Pakistanis are the victims, in other cases in our country Pakistani’s are the perpetrators. The sad truth is that the phenomenon of terrorism was at one point deliberately incubated in Pakistan. The result is there for all of us to see,” Tharoor told ANI.

“I hope that this tragedy and terrible loss of life will sharpen the desire of the Pakistani authorities to wipe out all such sources of terror and violence from their country. We have seen that those, who perpetrate attacks against India, are allowed to flourish and those attacking Pakistan are acted against,” he added.

In Pakistan, heavily-armed terrorists today stormed the university in Pakistan’s restive northwest Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa province and opened indiscriminate fire on students and teachers.

As per latest reports, the security forces have neutralised the armed terrorists inside the campus. At least 21 people have been killed and over 30 others injured in the attack.

Over 3,000 students were present inside the university to mark the death anniversary of Khudai Khidmatgar Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan alias Baacha Khan, who died on January 20, 1988. (ANI)