Drone attacks render Pakistan's anti-terror efforts ineffective: Malik
[Dawn] Interior Minister Rehman Malik
Pak politician, Interior Minister under the Gilani government. Malik is a former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) intelligence officer who rose to head the FIA during Benazir Bhutto's second tenure. 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. He had to give up the interior ministry job because he held dual Brit citizenship.
demanded a halt to US drone attacks in Pakistain, adding that, the attacks were rendering Pakistainís efforts to countering terrorism ineffective, DawnNews reported on Monday.
In an interview to a US-based television channel, Malik said that despite having all the resources, the United States was not making sufficient gains in Afghanistan.
Moreover, the minister said a military operation was not a solution to the problem of militancy in any region in the country.
On a question about Malala Yousufzai, the teenage Pak activist shot in the head by the Pak Taliban, Malik said she was the pride of Pakistain and that the people awaited her return after a full recovery.
Malik said the police had offered protection to Malala on three separate occasions, adding that, her father had refused security.
The minister said Malala was attacked by two men who were both Afghan nationals, adding that, they had come to Mingora with the help of a man named Ataullah, a resident of Swat.
He said the police was looking for both the attackers, adding that, Malala and her family would be provided with maximum security upon their return.
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