Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has safe havens in Punjab
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) had safe havens in Punjab.
The Punjab government should take action against the criminals of the banned outfit, he told reporters at a ceremony at Police Lines.
The interior minister said Pakistan will soon request the Interpol for repatriation of Tehrik-e-Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir from Afghanistan. Maulvi Faqir was arrested by the Afghan forces from border area a few days ago.
|Hunt down terrorists? What a great idea! Mr. Minister, sir, how do you do it?|
Malik said that Maulvi Faqir was involved in a series of terror attacks in the country. We want his deportation to Pakistan so that action can be initiated against him in accordance with the law, he added.
|I'm sure Karzi will just hand him right back to you. You can then stash Maulvi in the Abbottabad Hilton until it's safe for him to go back to the Frontier...|
Replying to a question about Talibans dialogue offer, Malik said first they (Taliban) should demonstrate seriousness for talks by surrendering their arms.
|His staff continued to laugh at the minister's joke long after the press conference was over...|
Posted by: Steve White 2013-02-24