Provinces asked to stop movement of banned outfits
ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that a circular had been sent to provinces for stopping the movement of banned outfits.
He informed the media that out of 1762 people belonging to the banned outfits 726 belonged to South Punjab. Talking to media in front of the Parliament House on Friday, the interior minister emphasized that federal and provinces should work collectively for the elimination of the menace of terrorism.
He said that an important meeting of provinces had been convened to dismantle the network of terrorists. He said that all the provinces had been directed to monitor the activities of banned outfits.
Responding to a question, the minister said: “Terrorists wants to destabilize the country but the government would not allow them to succeed in their nefarious designs. The interior minister said that steps were being taken to remove reservations about the security of the Parliament House and Parliament Lodges.
He said that every one had the right to protest but no one would be allowed to challenge the writ of the government.On situation in Karachi, the minister said that criminal elements there were trying to show their power but peace would be established in Karachi at any cost.
Praising the role of Pakistan Army in operation against terrorists, Rehman Malik said that action would be taken, if the government writ was challenged in any part of the country. Meanwhile, the interior minister while speaking in the Senate challenged the survey of Transparency International on corruption.
Rehman Malik while casting doubt on the report said it was a conspiracy against Pakistan as it was released before starting of negotiations with the IMF. On gang war in Liayri, the minister said that operation against criminal elements had been started and groups involved in criminal activities would be eliminated.Answering a question, the minister said that inquiry had been ordered against police torture on employees and women who protested in Islamabad.
Source: The News