NWA operation not under consideration: Malik
16 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Federal interior minister Rehman Malik has said no plan is under consideration regarding operation in North Waziristan, and Malala Yousafzai has nothing to do with the operation.
Talking to media men outside the Supreme Court, he said any step in this regard would be taken in accordance with the public opinion.
"For the time being there is no plan for military operation in North Waziristan. But if needed, the decision would be taken by political and military leadership of the country in harmony," he said.
Malala Yousafzai has been sent to England for further treatment, he noted. Government of Pakistan thanked United Arab Emirates for providing air ambulance for Malala's transportation, he maintained.
He informed that information about sending Malala abroad was not revealed amid threats from Taliban to launch a second attack on her.
He said that the authorities have the names of those involved in murderous attempt on fourteen-year-old Malala and search for them is going on.
Intelligence reports about targeting media houses and some anchors have also been received, Malik said adding that the agencies have been directed to gather complete relevant information.
Interior Minister strongly condemned militants attack on police check post in Ghaziabad area of Peshawar and sought report about the incident from IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Malik condoled the death of SP Khursheed Khan and announced Sitara-e-Shujaat for him. He also praised the courage of FC and police officials who offered resistance during militants attack.