East Pakistan like situation in Swat: Imran

February 13th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Abbotabad, Feb 13 (ANI): Former cricketer Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Friday said the PPP-led government has created East Pakistan like situation in the Swat valley by launching military operation there.

Talking to party workers and media here, he said the government has been lying to the nation.

If the Parliament is independent then it should conduct an inquiry into the drone strikes, The News quoted Khan, as saying.

He termed the military operation in Swat as a serious mistake on part of the government, saying police and FC who are already present in Swat would have been sufficient to establish peace there.

Khan described as shameful the statement of the US senator in which he said that the drone attacks are being carried out from within Pakistan.

He also called for holding of fresh general elections in the country.

Meanwhile, a high level meeting presided over by President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has decided to continue the military operation in Swat for elimination of militancy and restoring writ of the state in the area.

A detailed briefing about Swat and FATA situation was given during the review meeting and the participants expressed contentment over the ongoing action in these areas for elimination of militancy.

President Zardari in his address to the meeting said there is no other option left to the government except for using force to root out the scourge of terrorism and militancy. (ANI)

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