Rehman Malik orders IG Police to arrange security for Malala

Published: October 10, 2012

Interior minister vows that the state will find out terrorists behind the attack and take strict action against them. PHOTO: PID/ FILE

PESHAWAR: Interior Minister Rehman Malik, condemning the Taliban attack on Malala Yousafzai, said on Wednesday that he has ordered the IG Police to make permanent security arrangements for the National Peace Award winner.

Speaking to the media in Peshawar, Malik said, “The IG had offered security to them thrice, but Malala’s father refused. He did not want security to be provided and Malala kept moving about alone. But maybe he did not know how valuable his daughter is, how vulnerable she is and how many people are after her life.”

Hoping that Malala’s father will accept the security offer, Malik said that it was the responsibility of the state to provide security to people. “We will even give lady police officials for her.”

The minister vowed that the state will find the terrorists behind the attack and take strict action against them.

He informed the media that Malala was “out of danger” and will not be sent abroad for any further treatment. She is under observation for 48 hours, Malik added.

Thanking all the doctors and surgeons who played their part in Malala’s successful surgery, Malik said that Pakistan was not devoid of good doctors and the nation should not undermine Pakistani doctors. “I am proud of the doctors from the Army and the civilians who have really shown up.”

He also saluted the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa saying that they were the ones who faced the most problems due to terrorism and there was no home left in the province which was unaffected by terrorism.

Reader Comments (21)

  • aslam
    Oct 10, 2012 - 4:27PM

    a 14 year old girl need security. damned we are !!!

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  • Saleem
    Oct 10, 2012 - 4:37PM

    Mr minister stop trying to fool the people. you could not provide protection to Benazir. This is not the first incidence of terrorism and not the last. You and your govt. have been a total failure.Recommend

  • H.A. Khan
    Oct 10, 2012 - 5:03PM

    Nice to hear Pakistan is not devoid of good doctors.So the politicians and babus should get treated in Pakistan

    Please make this country safe for every one.

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  • Batman
    Oct 10, 2012 - 5:34PM

    Oh boy, Uncle Rehman has spoken…to late as usual.

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  • Amir
    Oct 10, 2012 - 5:34PM

    Only IG is capable of giving security.
    Middle staff is either not capable or mismanagement of goverment !

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  • sabi
    Oct 10, 2012 - 6:00PM

    I was expecting president,the commander inchief of the pakistan armed forces,would order the army to wipe out every terrorist and their sympathysers that in future every Malala,Rimsha,Kumari, can go to school without any fear.Short of vision and will.

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  • PNP
    Oct 10, 2012 - 6:00PM

    a person who is always doing things after the fact . Recommend

  • Jawad U Rahman
    Oct 10, 2012 - 6:13PM

    Mr. Malik, Mr. Zardari, and Mr. Kayani: It is not enough to go after the people who carried out the attack. You need to go to the root of this evil – the planners, the trainers, and the breeders of this sick mindedness. We expect you to take decisive actions to root out the evil once and for all. Anything less will show that you are surrendering the state to the forces of evil.

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  • choptocut
    Oct 10, 2012 - 6:44PM

    Security for Rimsha, security for Malala, security for vani stricken women, ,,,, I think for each such incident the official security of one of the Army Commander and one of the MNA, must be taken away.Because it is their failure to protect the citizens that has manifested in all this.

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  • choptocut
    Oct 10, 2012 - 7:07PM

    Provide security to Rimsha, provide security to Malala, provide security to hindu girls, provide security to vani stricken girls, provide security to Ahmadis, provide security to Shiites. All are secure I think. Or should we wait for the next in the list of being secured.

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  • Hamid Hassan Khan
    Oct 10, 2012 - 7:14PM

    Good Step taken by Govt but too late....

    May Allah Secure every Pakistani from Terrorism….

    Hamid HK

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Oct 10, 2012 - 7:15PM

    Also take action againt their supporters …mr malik .

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  • Member Fourth Pillor..
    Oct 10, 2012 - 7:42PM

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister announces Rs10million prize money for those who identifying the elements behind the attack,,,
    hay Rehman Malik you won,, you know na????

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Oct 10, 2012 - 8:51PM

    State of the Union on Law and Order under the Leadership of Mr. Rehman:
    Rishma Mesih teenage girl-Security provided
    Malala Yousafazal- teenage girl-Security provided
    Rinkle Kumari- teenage girl-No Security provided
    Kohistan Girls- teenage girl-No Security provided

    A time will come when security will be provided all teenage girls.

    All firefighting actions, no fire prevention

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  • Zaid Hamid
    Oct 10, 2012 - 9:02PM

    DPC should hold a dharna the way they did for anti-islamic film!

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  • Durdana
    Oct 10, 2012 - 9:15PM

    @Jawad U Rahman:
    Keep expecting bar-khur-daar. Dont you know this is pakistan?

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  • Saad Zafarullah Khan
    Oct 10, 2012 - 9:19PM

    Dear sir, I am waiting for the day for when the powers to be will recognize that the country has hundreds, nay, thousands of malalas that need our protection, care and nurturing. May allah grant us the strength to provide the security to all our children who are our future. Ameen.

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  • Jawad U Rehman
    Oct 10, 2012 - 10:25PM

    @Durdana:
    You are right, I am about to give up. There is not much to base hope on. Things have been going south pretty rapidly for the past few years. But, the abdication of the state and surrender to a few thousand thugs is still remarkable for a country of 180 Million.

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  • RRS
    Oct 11, 2012 - 12:19AM

    It is too late to provide security for Malala. The government should be pro-active rather than reactive in the security arrangements.

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  • Victoria Mary Stong
    Oct 11, 2012 - 5:34AM

    Bring Malala to the U.S.A. for Medical Care NOW. We’ll make sure she has best of everything to recover and return to Pakistan to LEAD!

    THE WORLD L <3 E’S AND SUPPORTS YOU MALALA! :-)

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  • Hello1
    Oct 16, 2012 - 2:07AM

    He is always vowing to find terrorists. By the way has he found the terrorists who were responsible for Mohatrama Benazir Bhutto’s death?

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