'Taliban will not be allowed to take advantage of the crisis'

Rehman Malik has said the Taliban will not be allowed to take advantage of the flood crisis to increase its support.


Express August 18, 2010

Interior Minister Rehman Malik says the Taliban will not be allowed to take advantage of the flood crisis to increase its support.

Talking to the BBC, Malik said he was aware of the danger that the Taliban could increase its foothold in flood-hit areas by taking on charitable roles and winning support from survivors.

He said this would not be allowed, and blamed the concerns on internal "party politics".

The comments come as the UN said it had received less than half the 460 million dollars it needs for the relief effort.

The shortfall has been blamed on fears over corruption and Taliban influence.

COMMENTS (4)

Ali Haider | 11 years ago | Reply Mr Whatever! You say "will not be allowed" as if you managed to stop all the previous endeavors of these people. As if you were present on the spot when an atrocity happened. As if you think they will be afraid of your "will not be allowed". Besides, when you say it, there is a higher probability something might happen. So please,...
shahid ali | 11 years ago | Reply Mr. Rehman malik please to be careful to spoke any statement in the present situation. We need support from the world but your statement has been caused to harm the pledged. All over the world the subject matter already concerned and your statement could provke it. It is needed to see over corruption that is our major problem than Talbans. Please let see the donation to be collected by all over the world and the transparent ways through it to be devided. Let me ask a question to you. How much you have given to flood victims.
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