Special force needed to curb terror menace in Pak : Sharif

June 15th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif Lahore, June 15 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stressed on the need for a special security squad to curb terrorism in the country, saying police forces lack the training and skills to counter extremism.

Talking to reporters after offering his condolences at the grave of Dr Sarfraz Naeemi at Jamia Naeemia here, Sharif said there is an immediate need to overhaul the security system.

“Police are not trained to counter terror attacks, and therefore, there is a need for a new force equipped with advanced gadgets and weaponry,” The Dawn quoted Sharif, as saying.

He said that a special force would be raised as soon as possible, and the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is already discussing the issue with the federal government.

Referring to the assassination of Dr Naeemi, who was killed in a suicide attack at a mosque on Friday along with his three close associates, Sharif said: “Dr Naeemi was a victim of target killing.”

When asked as to how repeated military regimes have affected the peace and growth of Pakistan, he said martial law can not solve the problems of a country.

“Problems of the country could not be solved by ousting governments at gunpoint. Pakistan can be governed only under the law and Constitution. Breach of law and Constitution will aggravate the situation,” said Sharif. (ANI)

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