Military offensive to continue till last militant is killed : Malik

June 15th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Yousuf Raza Gilani Islamabad, June 15 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s Advisor on Interior Affairs, Rehman Malik has said that military offensive in Malakand and Swat Valley would continue until the last terrorist is eliminated from the region by the security forces.

Speaking at a police prize distribution ceremony here, Malik claimed that militants operating in the Pakistan were being funded with arms and money from Afghanistan.

“Every single bullet and rocket launcher is coming from Afghanistan. Afghan war was the source of spreading weapons and drugs in Pakistan,” The News quoted Malik, as saying.

He said that the Taliban was now recruiting teenagers and children to carry out suicide attacks across the country.

“Terrorists are now using children for suicide attacks by giving their parents 0.5 million to 2.5 million rupees,” Malik said.

Malik said the security forces have forced extremists to flee from Swat, Dir and Buner regions, and that they had no option other than to lay down the arms. (ANI)

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