Rehman Malik thanks Taliban for maintaining Muharram peace

Interior Minister says that the performance of police and security forces during the holy month was “commendable.”


Express December 06, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday thanked the Taliban for maintaining peace during Muharram on his appeal, Express News reported.

While speaking to media in Islamabad, Malik also said that the performance of police and security forces during the holy month was “commendable.”

The Interior Minister had called on Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and briefed him about the security measures taken by government during Muharram processions.

Security measures for Muharram

Security was beefed up across the country in order to maintain peace as processions advanced in all cities for the ninth and 10th of Muharram.

A large number of mourners participated in the processions.

The interior ministry issued orders to restrain public and private transport near all the Imambargahs within a 500-metre range.

A control room, headed by the Interior Minister himself, in the National Crisis Management Cell was designated to monitor the situation.

Police were directed to conduct thorough checking and screening of all vehicles, motorcycles and rickshaws.

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COMMENTS (81)

Rosie Deus-von Homeyer | 9 years ago | Reply

@rehmat:

Oooooooooooooh;Ja! The West German politicians were ALSO EVEN shaking hands with the communists in the previous GDR and visiting them in Erfurt or East Berlin.

Once Germany was united ,the West threw them in prisons for commiting tortures against the "freedom fighters" in East Germnay.

Politic is a DIRTY business! Churchill said:"In politics there are NO friendships,but interests!"

Rosie Deus-von Homeyer | 9 years ago | Reply

@Dr.Kumail Hussain:

You are right,Dr.Hussain!

We ,ALL,know,that the Taliban commited hideous acts by burning girls schools;by commiting suicide attacks on civilians;by killing anybody,who colaborates with NATO and soooooooooooo on.

But look at the Western European history...Germans and French were killing each other in

wars,starting from Napoleon until the WWII. The poor people were also brain-wasched against the Jews;against the Russians;against the French and everybody else,who did not belong to the ARIAN race.

Sixty years later the Germans and French are friends and working together.

You,Afghani and Pakistani,SIMPLY do not have another choice than give Taliban a power share.Otherwise the vicious circle of violence will continue.The Taliban will continue killing innocent civilians,hoping to bring the Government to it's knees and the Army will continue killing their families in Warigistan or Swat Valley.

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