No Taliban present in Karachi, says Sherpao

Qaumi Watan Party chairman says political parties are using this false excuse to initiate military operations.

Hassan Ali November 08, 2012

PESHAWAR: There are no Taliban present in Karachi and political parties, under the pretext of Taliban presence, want to achieve political advantage against their rivals, said Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Thursday.

Addressing a press conference at the party’s central secretariat, Sherpao said that previously the Awami National Party (ANP) gave the impression that Taliban were present in the city and now the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is using the same narrative.

He maintained that political parties are using this false excuse to initiate military operations aiming to get political benefits.

Sherpao said if such operations are conducted, Pashtun population will be at the receiving end.

MQM refutes Sherpao’s claim

Senior members of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee Mustafa Azizabadi, Muhammad Ashfaq and Qasim Ali Raza denounced Sherpao’s statement.

In a joint statement, the members said that Sherpao was trying to mislead the people of Pakistan and that the world knew who is behind the attacks on defence installations, violence, bloodshed and kidnappings cases in Karachi.

Referring to today’s suicide blast at the Rangers Headquarters in Karachi, they questioned who carried out the attack if Taliban were not involved in it.

They further asked if it should be assumed that all the murderous attacks on Sherpao were self-arranged in order to get cheap publicity and deceive the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).


Sharjeel | 10 years ago | Reply Whenever you come to KHI sir do let me know !!!! I'll show you the Talibans in different areas of KHI, SohrabGoth, Al-Asif Sqaure, Sultanabad, Quaidabad, Manghopirr, Banaras and in all the suburban areas of this city.
Ansari | 10 years ago | Reply

Sher Pao Your statement about Taliban's Presence in KHI is such illogical. The Wold says now that Taliban of Swat moved KHI when Army was doing operation there. And and and .... the NorthNazimabad Suicidal blast TTP accept the responsibilty. so What do you say !!!

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