US cannot be fooled by denying presence of terrorists in Pak: Baloch leadersMarch 20th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Mar.20 (ANI): Reacting to reports that the United States might initiate drone attacks in Baluchistan , several provincial leaders have said that Washington can not be fooled by statements that deny the presence of the Taliban or Al-Qaeda in the region.
We cannot fool the Americans. They are ruling the whole world. They have the expertise to find out who is hiding where and who their supporters, financers and protectors are, provincial president of the Awami National Party (ANP), Khuda-e-Dad said.
Dad said Washington should look to resolve the insurgent issue through talks and dialogue with the Balochistan Democratic Front rather than waging a counter-productive war on terror.
Thousands of religious fanatics were supported in the past to take shelter in Balochistan simply to counter the democratic forces. Today, we are paying the price for other peoples wrong policies, he added.
Former Pashtoonkhawa Milli Awami Party (PkMP) leader, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal said the Taliban has been wrongly interpretating Islam.
He said the drone attacks should be supported by the people of the region if it ensures that only terrorists will be targeted.
Today, we have become an isolated country that is known to have blatantly supported the Taliban in the past, The Daily Times qouted Ziaratwal, as saying. (ANI)
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