NWFP Guv rules out civil war in FATA due to tribal lashkars fight against Pak Taliban

October 16th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI  


Islamabad , Oct 16 (ANI): NWFP Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani has reportedly ruled out the possibility of any civil war breaking out in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) due to tribal lashkars fighting against Pakistan s unit of the Taliban Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Praising the tribal lashkars raised for combating the Taliban, he said it was tribal tradition to protect peoples life and property.

Dealing with miscreants by forming local lashkars has been a part of the tribal traditions, the Daily Times quoted him as telling to the media.

Lauding the medias role in the war on terror, he urged extra care to avoid inadvertent glorification of terrorists and their commanders. The media should expose the Talibans nefarious designs so that the people could extend greater support to the government in its bid to curb terrorism and extremism, he added.

He further said that the government was effectively engaged in correcting the previous governments mistakes and handling the affairs with a national approach, by taking public representatives into confidence.

The Governor also said that the authorities strongly believed in resolving all national issues through dialogue but would never compromise on national interests or bow to pressure from the Taliban. (ANI)

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