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People carry a coffin of a student at a hospital in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar, Dec. 16, 2014.

 

People carry a coffin of a student at a hospital in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar, Dec. 16, 2014.
People carry a coffin of a student at a hospital in northwest Pakistan’s Peshawar, Dec. 16, 2014.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the country is facing an unusual situation and if strong measures are not taken, it will be unacceptable for the nation.

Addressing a session of the national parliamentary leaders which is under way here, the prime minister said he was pleased with the fact that all the leaders were on the same page concerning the Dec 16 carnage in an army-run school in Peshawar, Geo TV reported.

“The way children were brutally killed… I don’t think there is any precedent in this country, or in the world. This is an extraordinary situation in the country which warrants extraordinary measures,” Sharif said.

“Terrorism is a cancer-like disease and history will never forgive us if it is not treated now. The responsibility rests on all of us, and we have to take tough decisions against those who want to rip the country apart, those who are killing innocent children and have no mercy in their hearts,” he added.

The meeting was held in the light of the Dec 16 Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar that left more than 140 students and teacher dead.