Thursday, 20 February 2014

Security forces undertook FATA strikes in ‘self-defence’: Nisar

February 20 - 2014

Pakistan News : ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday said Pakistan’s security forces are undertaking strikes in FATA in ‘self-defense’, which is a right the government cannot take from the armed forces.

Addressing a press conference he said no operation has been undertaken in FATA since September last year and the current strikes are being undertaken by the security forces in self defence. Over peace talks with the Taliban, Chaudhry Nisar said that the government initiated dialogue process with sincerity and asked the political parties opposing the move as to why they had failed to launch military operation against the militants during their term in the government. Appreciating the role of the committees formed by the government and the Taliban for holding negotiation, he said both played a positive part. Clarifying media reports about information ministry’s alert that declared the federal capital an “extremely dangerous” city, Chaurdhry Nisar said the threat level to Islamabad has slipped down as compared to previous years. However, he added: “Safe City Project would be launched in coming weeks in a bid to protect the Islamabad city.” The security forces would be equipped with modern weapons which are being imported from China, he said. The Interior Minister further said that targeted operation is in progress in Karachi and Quetta against the militants. The government of Pakistan is making all out effort to protect the whole country, he added.

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