Imran says Pakistani Army operation in Tribal Areas not the right solution

May 11th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, May 11 (ANI): Former cricketer and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has dismissed the military operation in the tribal areas as not being the appropriate solution.

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Khan said that the military operation should have been the last resort and called for an inquiry to ascertain who violated the Swat accord first.

“PTI has expressed its grave concern over the internal displacement of one million people from Swat and Buner,” he said.

Khan demanded that the government take practical steps immediately, instead of lip services and empty promises.

The affected people need immediate help from the government; the Daily Times quoted him, as saying.

Khan thanked the Sindh Government for the tight security arrangements for his visit but hastened to reiterate that it was his right as a citizen of Pakistan to visit any place in the country.

The PTI chief demanded that an inquiry into the May 12, 2007 incident is essential and the culprits have to be punished.

Stating that, at present, jungle law was imposed in Pakistan, he ruled out the possibility of imposition of martial law. (ANI)

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