LeT also killing Pakistanis: Asfandyar Wali Khan

April 21st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan on Thursday said India should not hold Pakistan responsible for the terror attacks carried out by the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terror outfit, as they even kill Pakistani army men and innocent citizens.

“India should not hold state responsible for the acts of non-state actors. The sameoutfit is also killing Pakistani army men and innocent citizens,” Khan told reporters here making a reference to the Lashkar-e-Toiba, which masterminded the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

“I don’t say that India’s apprehensions and misgivings are unjustified or wrong, I just want you take sense of what we are going through. Today the entire leadership of Lashkar-e-Toiba is in Waziristan, they are fighting the army and killing locals. People who are killing us how can be held culpable for their acts of terror,” he added.

Khan blamed the judicial system of Pakistan for slow trial of seven militants accused for planning and masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which more than 160 people were killed.

Khan, who delivered a lecture at the Jamia Milia Islamia University here earlier today, urged India to adopt a reasonable approach to tackle terrorism and extremism. He also emphasized that Pakistan should not be isolated and India, Pakistan and Afghanistan should come jointly to tackle the malaise.

He also praised Pakistani Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and said that the Gandhian philosophy professed by Frontier Gandhi is most needed in Pakistan today than ever before.

Asfandyar Wali Khan, grandson of legendary Pashtun leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, who is popularly known as Frontier Gandhi or Badshah Khan, is here on the invitation of Jamia Milia Islamia University.

Earlier in the day, he launched the Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan memorial lecture. Khan is also a member of the National Assembly. (ANI)

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