Perpetrators of Kohistan killings will be taken to task: Malik
[Dawn] Minister for Interior Rehman Malik
Pak politician, current Interior Minister under the Gilani administration. Malik is a former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) intelligence officer who rose to head the FIA during Benazir Bhutto's second tenure. He later joined the Pak Peoples Party and was chief security officer to Bhutto. Malik was tossed from his FIA job in 1998 after documenting the breath-taking corruption of the Sharif family. By unhappy coincidence Nawaz Sharif became PM at just that moment and Malik moved to London one step ahead of the button men.
on Tuesday said the firing on Gilgit-bound bus in Kohistan
...a backwoods district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distinguished by being even more rustic than is the norm among the local Pashtuns....
was a conspiracy to destabilize the country and its perpetrators would be taken to task.
Talking to media persons after having a meeting with Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah, the Interior Minister said President Asif Ali
President Ten Percent Zardari
... sticky-fingered husband of the late Benazir Bhutto ...
and Prime Minster Yusuf Raza Gilani
... Pakistain's erstwhile current prime minister, whose occasional feats of mental gymnastics can be awe-inspiring ...
soon after the incident issued directives for taking security measures in order to avoid such incidents in future.
He said out of 18 victims, eight belonged to Gilgit, seven to Hunza Nagar and three to Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Terming the incident unfortunate, Rehman Malik said those, who were trying to give the incident a sectarian colour, would not succeed in their designs.
"We have got some clues and will trace out the perpetrators soon."
He said he had already constituted a joint team to thoroughly probe the incident which would submit its report in three days.
Answering a question, he said he would be able to give further information about the incident after receiving the inquiry report.
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