NWFP Minister says Talibanization is a Pak-supported agenda

April 3rd, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Peshawar, Apr. 3 (ANI): Information Minister of North Western Frontier Province Iftikhar Hussain has claimed that Talibanization on Pak-Afghanistan border is a Pakistan-supported agenda.

“Its strange that we put others in trouble and think all will be well here, if we kill them its Jihad, if we destroy their schools its Jihad, if we destroy their country it is termed jihad and if all this bounces on us than we wonder why it happened,” the Dawn quoted Hussain, as saying.

Hussain said that 95 per cent of Pakistan’s problems would be resolved if the nation “stops interfering in Afghan affairs.”

Speaking at a seminar on Internally Displaced People from the conflict areas of Swat and FATA, he admitted that Pakistani agencies were supporting terrorism, which has ‘facilitated blood bath across Pakistan

“If we would not have given guns in the hands of seminary students on the behest of the foreign powers we would not have been facing the bloodbath in the tribal areas and Swat,” he said.

Hussain said that there was no government writ in Swat before talks through TNSM chief Sufi Muhammad, who has reigned in hardcore militants, but peace has yet to be restored in ‘60 per cent of the valley.’

“Despite resistance from the US, we held talks with the militants through Sufi Muhammad and its working effectively,” the minister said. (ANI)

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