Drone attacks kill 80pc innocent people: Malik
18 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Wednesday that the majority of those killed in drone attacks were innocent people.
According to Malik, only 20 percent of those killed in drone attacks were militants while the rest were innocent people.
Speaking to the media outside Parliament, Malik said there were 336 drone attacks conducted in Pakistan in which 2,300 people have been killed. He added that 96 cross border attacks were launched from Afghanistan.
When asked about an operation in North Waziristan, Malik claimed that no statements were made regarding this matter. Earlier in Senate, the minister said that the government has not yet decided any operation in North Waziristan. He added that civilian and military leadership would take final decision regarding the operation.
He said that head money for Taliban's spokesperson Ahsanullah Ahsan has been set. He added that his photos would be released soon.
Malik said that government would continue fighting against terrorists. Names of those supporting Taliban should also come on front. The government would continue fighting against terrorists, he added. Names of those supporting Taliban should also come on front.
Terming Taliban "Zaliman", he said that government could talk with them if Zaliman surrender their weapons.
The minister said that he has informations that HAkimullah Mehsud was disappeared from the scenario, added that, Taliban were trying to make Mullah Fazlullah their chief.
Malik said that he asked Ahsanullah that why they did cowardly attack on an innocent girl. He told that Malala Yousufzai's health was gradually improving.