Taliban intended to take over ANP Karachi offices: Rehman Malik

Published: September 7, 2012

PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Taliban wanted to take over the Karachi offices of the Awami National Party (ANP) and we had informed the party leadership about these threats, Interior Minister Rehman Malik informed the Senate on Friday.

“Our prompt action in this regard foiled their plans,” Malik said, adding that the authorities will continue targeting the Taliban and members of other militant groups.

Malik alleged that these groups are funded from outside the country to carry out criminal activities in Pakistan.

“We are now going to start community policing in Karachi, engaging political leaders,” he said.

Revealing that different Taliban factions have shunned differences and have united against Pakistan, Malik said they now get funds in Pakistani currency rather than the US dollars.

“I warn all the enemies and hostile agencies to stop sponsoring and funding Taliban. Otherwise, I will make evidences against them public,” he said.

He further informed the house that target killers in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan have links with the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. “Taliban commanders hire Lashkar people for their purpose, who execute their plans for money,” he claimed.

“Two former Harkatul Ansaar militants – Farooq and Najatullah – have now formed their own gangs and are involved in the Gilgit and Babusar Top killings, respectively,” he accused.

Malik further claimed that he had provided information regarding Malik Ishaq to the Punjab government and also wrote to the chief secretary and had warned them that if the provincial government fails to arrest Ishaq, the Federal Investigation Agency would do so. Ishaq was arrested late last week.

The interior minister said that Waliur Rehman and Hakeemullah Mehsud were once each other’s enemies but they have now reconciled and are pitched against Pakistan.

“They are involved in the Kamra incident. But, I want to make it clear that their days are numbered. The nation stands united against terrorism and we will take every possible action against the terrorists,” he vowed.

Reader Comments (14)

  • Muslim
    Sep 7, 2012 - 9:16PM

    This guy neva fails to amuse us :)

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  • M-Tariq
    Sep 7, 2012 - 9:37PM

    How a Muslim can kill another Muslim… I fail to understand….. R they not scared of Day of Judgement.:(

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  • John B
    Sep 7, 2012 - 9:42PM

    “I warn all the enemies and hostile agencies to stop sponsoring and funding Taliban. Otherwise, I will make evidences against them public,”

    Please, quickly, the suspense is unbearable. Waiting for the disclosure for many years.

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  • BaBa Blacksheep
    Sep 7, 2012 - 9:48PM

    “I warn all the enemies and hostile agencies to stop sponsoring and funding Taliban. Otherwise, I will make evidences against them public,” he said.

    Is he realy crazy or what?

    They have made the whole Pakistan upside down and he is still “Threatening” them to make them public.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Sep 7, 2012 - 10:02PM

    Apears to be a firm resolve . There is no way out .

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  • Syed
    Sep 8, 2012 - 12:22AM

    @M-Tariq:

    “How a Muslim can kill another Muslim… I fail to understand….. R they not scared of Day of Judgement.:( “

    How a Muslim can kill another innocent human? should be the question Tariq

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  • Aslam Butt
    Sep 8, 2012 - 12:25AM

    Instead of keep saying foreign conspiracy you need to keep arresting and prosecuting these killer and keep demonstrating their links to foreign countries. And why are you afraid of saying Saudi Arabia?

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  • gp65
    Sep 8, 2012 - 12:49AM

    ““I warn all the enemies and hostile agencies to stop sponsoring and funding Taliban. Otherwise, I will make evidences against them public,””

    If you have evidence, why do you not arrest and prosecute concerned people? Waiting for the next Eid or what? The day you usee ‘all your evidence’ to arrest, prosecute and convict these terrorists who have kiled so many innocent Pakistanis, people will celebrat with as much enthusiasm as Eid.

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  • gp65
    Sep 8, 2012 - 12:52AM

    @M-Tariq: “How a Muslim can kill another Muslim… I fail to understand”
    Ah. So if a Muslim kills a non-Muslim you WOULD understand – eh? Not sure if you realize that it is Muslims like you that give Islam a bad name.

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  • ali
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:31AM

    Is this a joke…hahaha..

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  • Mubarak
    Sep 8, 2012 - 4:04AM

    @M-Tariq:

    For your kind information it started right after the demise of Holy Prophet SAW. Read about jang-e-Gumel ( Battle of Camel) from Islamic history it was fought between companions of Holy Prophet SAW resulting in thousands of casualities.

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  • Prasad Babu
    Sep 8, 2012 - 4:23AM

    Don’t fight it, guys! Taliban is your destiny.

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  • vasan
    Sep 8, 2012 - 6:08AM

    “Taliban wants to take over the President’s and the PM’s offices of Pakistan, Mr Malik, to implement Sharia. Now that we have informed you, what are you going to do about it”

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  • disappointed paki
    Sep 8, 2012 - 9:12AM

    What a joker!

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