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KP Assembly demands briefing by Centre over anti-terror measures

15 January, 2014

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution asking the federal government to direct the interior minister to give the assembly a briefing about measures and progress on policy aimed at eradication of terrorism in the country.

The resolution was jointly moved by MPAs both from treasury and opposition benches. Earlier, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak agreed with the MPAs that a resolution should be passed by the House for presentation of a briefing by the federal interior minister. The issue was raised in the House by MPA Nighat Orakzai of PPPP who, after condemning terrorist attacks on adviser to the prime minister, Amir Muqam and target killing of Mushtaq Ahmad of ANP, said the people are tired of giving shoulders to the dead bodies.

"For how long will this wave of militancy and terrorism prevail in our society and for how long will we continue to provide shoulders to the victims of terror," asked legislator Nighat. She said the law and order situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is deteriorating every day and incidents of target killing, kidnapping and extortion have become a routine matter. Nighat demanded the provincial government approach the federal government and ask about measures taken so far for eradication of this menace.

"What is the result of dialogue which the federal government is opting as a solution to this problem," she asked. Nighat argued that if the militants are not willing to hold talks and openly refusing to obey the constitution, then a full-fledge military operation should be conducted against them. The viewpoint of Nighat was also supported by Anisa Zeb Tahirkheli of Qaumi Watan Party (QWP). Speaking in reply, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said he is in favour of arranging a briefing of federal interior minister over steps being taken for improving law and order situation.

He also suggested passing a resolution in the House in this regard which was agreed by all the members. Later, the resolution was jointly moved by MPAs from both the treasury and opposition benches, and the House pass it unanimously. The resolution read that all the political parties have given a clean chit to the federal government for holding talks with militants and what is progress on this issue.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly also unanimously passed a resolution asking the federal government to open the historic Qilla Bala Hisar (Bala Hisar Fort) as an entertainment place for public. The resolution was presented by MPA Syed Ishtiaq Urmar of PTI.

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