Pak armed forces to remain in tribal areas: Malik

May 20th, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, May 20 (ANI): The Pakistan Prime Ministers Advisor on Interior Affairs, Rehman Malik, on Tuesday said that the countrys armed forces would not be withdrawn from the volatile tribal areas until peace is fully restored there.

Talking to reporters in Peshawar after attending a Jirga of tribal elders, Malik described the tribesmen as patriots, and added that the government would make every possible effort to improve their living standards through development projects.

The government will not engage in dialogue with militants and terrorists and will hold talks only with tribal elders, The News quoted him as saying. (ANI)

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