Pak provincial minister says suicide bombers being sold like commodities

April 28th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Peshawar, April 28(ANI): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that suicide bombers are being sold like a commodity, and that it has become a profitable business.

“A suicide bomber can be bought for 2 million rupees,” the Dawn quoted Hussain, as saying while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Karak Press Club.

He also asked people to keep an eye on their children of seven to thirteen years, saying that the enemies of humanity wanted to use them for the destruction of Pakistan.

Hussain said that durable peace could not be restored in the province till those factories of suicide bombers were present there.

Earlier, people used to help militants, but now they hated them, said the minister, noting that this change was a political success of their government.

Hussain also said that the provincial government condemned drone attacks and foreign aggression on its soil, adding that US drone strikes would not eliminate terrorism, rather it would be further fuelled by such attacks.

“Pakistan, the USA and Afghanistan can jointly defeat terrorism, but there is lack of trust among them,” the minister said, adding that people of these three countries should build up pressure on their respective governments to evolve a joint strategy against terrorism through intelligence sharing.

Hussain also said that they would not bow before terrorists, who were destroying mosques, seminaries and schools and also killing innocent people.

He noted that 4,500 alleged terrorists were arrested by police and the army, but 99 per cent of them were released by courts owing to lack of evidence.

“Suicide jacket itself is a major proof,” he pointed out. (ANI)

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