Sharif says Taliban militants do not deserve sympathy

May 12th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Mardan (Pakistan), May 12 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has said the Taliban insurgent, who are responsible for the displacement of thousands from the war-torn Swat region, do not deserve any sympathy.

Urging everyone to come forward and support internally displaced persons (IDPs), Sharif stated that a handful elements could not destabilize Swat.

During his visit to the IDPs camps in Mardan, including Sheikh Yasin Town, Sheikh Shehzad Town and others, Sharif warned that the situation could become worse soon.

The Nation quoted the former Pakistan Prime Minister as saying that his party was committed to provide all possible assistance to the displaced people, and said the PML-N had already sent relief goods to for the displaced brethren from Buner, Dir and Swat.

During his stay, PML-N chief met migrant persons and inquired about their miseries. Local officials also briefed him about the facilities being provided in the camps.

He asked the federal government to announce funds for the dislocated people and also appealed to overseas Pakistanis to come forward for tackling the crisis.

Terming the Swat peace deal as a dead issue, Sharif declined to comment on it.

Addressing the press, his wife Kulsoom Nawaz said it was a high time for the whole nation to join hands in compensating the displaced families, adding that it was moral duty of the people to utilize their energies for the betterment of their brethren Muslims.

Replying to a question she expressed the view that some enemies of Pakistan were involved in the chaos and said the elements fighting and killing the Muslims were maligning the image of Islam. (ANI)

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