Published On: Mon, Jan 20th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Imran Khan condemns TTP’s attack on security personnel in Bannu

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, on Sunday condemned the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for its attack against a convoy of soldiers in Bannu.

He also expressed shock at the use of a private vehicle for transporting the soldiers without proper security checks. He said such a move also exposed the movement of troops in advance in itself a breach of security.

Imran Khan stated that such terror attacks by TTP along with the federal government’s continuing inability to formulate a comprehensive counter terror policy, has made it difficult to actually commence a formal dialogue and give peace a chance.

The PTI chief said in the absence of political ownership and a political dimension of counter terrorism involving negotiation and dialogue backed by state power, even Operations are not yielding success. This is reflected in the daily killings going on unabated in Karachi while the Rangers’ Operation is ongoing.

Khan demanded that the government must either make clear its policy for fully implementing the APC mandate or call an APC to develop a new national consensus.

This has become even more critical in the wake of the shameful new conditionalities the US has demanded from Pakistan for aid. Khan said this was the time to finally reject such conditionalities and the aid and extricate ourselves from the US so-called “war on terror”.
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