Lisbon, Sept 7 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, has said that the recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan are a reaction to the army's success in anti-terror operations.
"It is a reaction to the successful operations we've had against the militants in Pakistan," The News quoted Qureshi, as saying.
Qureshi, following a meeting with the Portuguese Foreign Minister, Luis Amado, said that the terrorists were "retaliating...and attacking innocent citizens to create panic and to break the resolve that exists in the country."
At least 19 people were killed in a suicide strike against a police station in Pakistan on Monday, where terror strikes by the Taliban have claimed over 3,700 lives in three years.
Pakistan's top diplomat is on a tour of European capitals to pitch for victims of the flood disaster in Pakistan, which has claimed over 1600 lives, while about eight million people are dependent on aid, for survival.
He wanted to thank European leaders for their contribution towards flood relief, so far, and talk over "measures that need to be taken for early recovery and the reconstruction phase," he said.
He added that the government wanted to ensure transparency in the use of aid. (ANI)