KARACHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that “enemies” are trying to destabilise Pakistan by spreading unrest in Karachi and that the men who opened fire on the bus in Quetta were ‘hired’ gunmen, Express News reported Saturday.
Speaking to the media at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Malik condemned the Quetta incident and said some elements were trying to weaken the country.
The interior minister further said that earlier the ‘hired’ gunmen were involved in acts of violence in different parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).
Malik said that after the implementation of the 18th amendment, it is the responsibility of the provinces to maintain peaceful conditions.
However, the Frontier Corps (FC) have been given additional authority to ensure peace and stability in the sensitive areas of K-P.
He said that the operations carried out in different parts of Karachi will cause unrest in the city, which is why the number of intelligence networks has been increased.
He concluded by saying that the miscreants detained in Islamabad belonged to the Ilyas Kashmiri group and were planning to target prominent people in the province.
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WoW!!!!! The man has got information!!!!!! They were hired gunmen. Me thinks that the ministers portfolio should be changed to Minister of Information.!!!!
So what if they were hired assassins. Rather than just informing the public about the nature of the despicable terrorists he should apprehend them.
We all should pray in this holy month that all the problems surrounding Pakistan should get settled with as less bloodshed as possible and good old days of peace should return in each and everyone's home around the Land of not only Pakistan but Muslim Ummah as well. Amen
@ John This time it was star trek... Malik is lobbying hard to stage the epic battle between the Federation and the Empire. Go Captain James Kirk
On a less nerdy note, I am more interested in learning what the government is doing to counter terrorism.
Were they dressed like star wars or Rambo.. Nothing mentioned about it???
No Africans this time ??