Mobile phones are weapon of terrorism, says Malik
[Dawn] Federal 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.
Friday said that mobile phones were now a weapon of terrorism as all improvised bombings were conducted through them.
Speaking in the Senate and later outside the Parliament House, he said elections will not be delayed and will be held on time as per the constitutional provisions.
The minister said that mobile phone services were suspended in different cities on Chehlum of Imam Hussain after taking all the provinces into confidence.
"Mobile phones are now a weapon of terrorism as all improvised bombings were conducted through them." He said that suspension of mobile phone services helped avoiding blasts.
The minister suggested that legislation should be done to ban illegal mobile phone SIMs sell as it has become a weapon of committing terror, adding the Pakistain Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been written a letter in this regard.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-05