Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Terrorism: Pakistani minister links ‘Lashkar-e-Jhngvi’ to Taliban

Source: IRNA

Islamabad, Feb 26, IRNA – Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has claimed that Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi are linked to each other.

Talking to media in Khanewal district in Punjab, Rehman Malik said that Malik Ishaq and Allama Ludhyanvi are leading two groups of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi with the new name 'Ahli-Sunnah wal-Jamaat'.

The Interior Minister said that due to the action taken by the government public banned outfits have broken and now they are on the run.

He criticized the Punjab government for not taking proper action against these outfits. He said a list of 734 terrorists has been provided to the Punjab government and these people should be arrested.

Rehman Malik lamented that on the information provided by the Federal government and its pressure the Punjab government took action against this banned party half-heartedly.

Rehman Malik said that whenever the Taliban becomes weak they talk about dialogue however; the government will form a strong team to initiate dialogue for peace.

He also asked the Taliban to nominate serious people for talks with the government.

The minister said that the conditions in Karachi and Quetta are getting worsened to delay general elections but reiterated that these will be held in time.

He said that action against terrorists without any discrimination will continue till they are eliminated. He added that the enemies are working to destabilize the country, but we will foil their nefarious designs by forging unity.