Taliban’s increasing writ in Pakistan could affect India, China : JUI-F chief

April 23rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr.23 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman while blaming the former president Pervez Musharraf for the “civil war-like situation” in the country following his decision to join the US led war on terror has said that the fall out of the Taliban’s increasing writ in Pakistan could also create trouble for India and China.

Addressing the National Assembly, Rehman expressed fears of the Taliban taking over Islamabad in the near future.

“You talk about Swat and Buner, but according to my information, they have reached Kala Dhaka and Tarbela. And if they continue advancing, there will be only Margalla Hills between them and the federal capital,” The Daily Times quoted Rehman, as saying.

He criticised the government for not being able to protect its writ in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Rehman also lashed out at the government for giving-in to the demands of the extremists to implement Islamic law in the Swat Valley.

“The Swat peace deal was “based on defeat, not success”, he said.

Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif, while addressing the National Assembly asked the government to review the deal it had inked with Sufi Muhammad. (ANI)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in South Asia |