LAHORE: In the aftermath of the DI Khan jail break, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah called for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak’s resignation on Wednesday.
Sanaullah was speaking to media in Lahore.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan insurgents armed with mortars and grenades launched a major attack on the Central Prison in Dera Ismail Khan late on July 29. Twelve policemen were killed in the attack, while at least 248 prisoners escaped.
Criticising the failure of concerned authorities in this prison break, Sanaullah said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan should tell the people of Pakistan who is responsible for the attack and how will the provincial government compensate the damages.
Slamming K-P CM for making austerity claims yet taking advantage of all the official facilities, the PML-N leader said Khattak should avoid making such tall, empty claims and focus on his work.
He added that the jail break has caused disappointment to the people.
CM Khattak had earlier claimed that no prior intelligence regarding this incident was shared with the provincial government. However, a senior intelligence official said that they wrote to the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC), Ministry of Interior on July 27 about the threat of an attack on DI Khan jail by militants.
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I don't know why PTI trolls are making irrelevant comments. This is exactly the same demand that Lifetime Chairman PTI Taliban Khan was making from the then government on account of jail break in Bannu in 2012.. After the Bannu jail attack last year (16th April 2012) this is what Imran Khan tweeted: . [April 16, 2012 at 6:37am · ImranKhanPTI: Bannu jail incident again shows total collapse of ANP governance & with it law and order in KP]. The Taliban-worshipped trolls are suffering from complete memory lapse!
My suggestions: Stop Blaming each other. Reduce the number of incoming routes by allowing inlets into each city by 10 %. Ensure each vehicle is checked especially through the sniffing Dogs. Import Dogs at what ever cost. Make use of cc tv Cameras extensively and monitor the images strictly. Have alert force to counter any fishy movement noticed through Cameras or reported directly. Establish SOP's for action in every possible eventuality. Encircle each Jail with, say two companies, stationed in an undisclosed location in the vicinity of Jails. 25% ready with complete kit, and vehicles. Rest of the force to be operative in 5 minutes. This is a practice in professional armies. Equip each Jail with tools to counter the most sophisticated and heavy weapons. Taliban have many shades, all criminals also call themselves as Taliban. Any body attacking Pakistani interest is the enemy, do not confuse their identity. Media must use word Shaheed for the Policemen sacrificing life in the line of duty. Words like "Halak ho gae" means that we are not sure of the righteousness of our objective. Do not feel shy to point out the providers of money and support of weapons to the insurgents. Insurgency is possible only in connivance of internal enemies but surely with outside support. Blaming outsiders is not the Blame game, but what Sanaullah is doing. Do not keep the insurgents in the jail for long. Try them, and execute the penalty. Keeping high profile insurgents in jail invites the attacks. Ensure trial in minimum time without compromising on due course of justice, but execute punishment say in a week time. Taliban are quick in delivering justice, whatever they feel is the justice. Govt. should follow them at least in one way. Govt. should know that any war is more a Psychological war than physical, win psychologically, physical victory will follow.
in fact this a point scoring populistic politics, one should disregard it. the issue needs deep reflection and developing a strategy. Tehreek-e- Insaf would have a dialogue with taliban and this is why probably they got a majority. It the time to translate the mandate. The militants would continue pressing on and following their own agenda.There is hardly enough time to handle keeping in view the withdrawal of the west. One must know the possibilities there are.
Rana knows he doesn't mean what he is saying.
He was law minister when 86 citizens were gunned down within 3 hrs in two attacks on Ahmadiyya Mosques in heart of Lahore. Abottabad commission blames Punjab police of supporting terrorists in that attack and even guiding them in a fall back attack on Jinnah Hospital to rescue one of the captured terrorists.
No one resigns in this Holy land of heavenly purified country.
@azhar zahoor..From where. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan insurgents coming...Punjab is the nursery of these talibans..LeJ and other militants group...and PTI govt is responsible for the failure or may be the jail break had the support of Jamat-e-islami..the junior partner in (pakistan taliban iteehaad) govt in KPP
What happened to Imran's promise of 'speaking the truth in front of public'? Naya Pakistan but purana KPK.
resignations apart people should get their facts straight punjab was under governer rule at the time of attack on srilankan cricket team
Rana sahib, under your watch:
Ahmadi place of worhsip was attacked Police training faciity was atacked blasts occured in markets
Did you or your leader resigned....Shame on you for political mileage. Should be helping people of Pakistan, if not PTI.
When is Nawaz Sharif going to resign over kurram agency bombings? FATA is a fedral subject and PML-N should take responsibility of terrorism there. instead they have forgotten their responsibility and have started pointing at others
Mr.Sana I think Punjab CM should also resign. Punjab police failed to recover their own people.Instead your CM agreed to their demands.You always bow to these millitants because PMLN support and have links with these extremist in Pumjab.
@PAKhtoon: and also dacoits attack on DG Khan Jail a month back, drama which continued for two days,, and attack on Manawa Police Academy which continued for whole day,,
@PAKhoon For your information, when Sri Lanka team was attacked, governor rule was imposed in punjab.
Rana sahib I tell you who they are. They are those who are grown up under your supported regime during, they are those who were arrested red handed but released by your chief justice. You don't have to think that far.
and who needs to resign for measles outbreak and 1000 other problems in his province which his party is sleeping over for last 6 years.
And who is in bed LeJ, the sectarian killing machine?
For the 1st time I see #PTI having tasted their own medicine on here. LOL
Why Imran Khan is silent. Will this incident change the mindset of the PTI? Or the party will still stick to its policy of appeasing the terrorists and extremists?
PTI Government is completely failed in KPK.....they r incompetent to deliver :)
Goodness me..........for once have to agree with Rana Sanaullah.
All those who asking Rana SanaUllah to question the same from his leaders, Shouldn't forget our beloved Mr Khan asked the same to ANP government after Banu Jail break.
Its time to prove, its payback time for all the wordings used in tweets and Jalsa's
Kettle calls a pot black.
I don't know if CM should resign but it definitely highlights problems in KP Government which should be addressed by PTI.
In addition to CM Khattak, Chaudhry Nisar should also resigned as both didn't react to intelligence given to them.
AGREE with RANA saab
CM of Punjab should have resigned when Sri-Lankan Cricket Team was attacked. CM of Punjab should have resigned when GHQ was attacked. CM of Punjab should have resigned when PAF base in Kamra was attacked. Don't expect PTI to clean up the mess of last 10 years in 45 days. Give them time to tackle this mess. If they are not able to handle this in 3-4 years then CM should resign.
@ PAKhtoon dear shoul i cry or laugh at your ignorance ?? when Srilankan cricket team was attacked , there was GOVERNOR RULE in punjab... go and Check the facts !! the prblem is that a very high profile provincial jail under responsibilty of KPK gov was attacked and dangerous prisoners were set free......... tell me if any such on this large scale (escape of dangerous criminals) has ever taken place in punjab..?? PS: dont spread ur igorance and bias for the sake of revommends......
would someone apprise RS about the letter sent by the national crisis management cell to the authorities including the PM and interior minister anticipating the attack? huh?
for once I would not disagree with Mr Sana. CM CS IGP of KPK should resign if they have any ethics. What ethics then.........
Rana SanaUllah! You will be heard if you have clear past. But sorry what you did with people living in FSD you cannot ask another incumbent to resign.
@Pakhtoon: CM punjab was suspended at the time of Srilankan bus attack, better memory please!
If Armed forces, who are incharge to defend country, cant defend their headquarters and air bases, you need to ask them and seek some resignations.
look who's talking!
Rana G Attackers came from FATA and Went back to FATA which is under Federal control...So Main Nawaz should also resign if we go by your logic...Never the less KPK Govt has shown negligence specially when it was already informed that their is threat of an attack.
Everyone should sit together and formulate a policy otherwise it will be too late.
This would've made sense had Shahbaz Sharif resigned over countless security lapses that occurred in Punjab during the last 5 years.
If you apply these standards to yourself Mr. Sanaullah, you should have resigned 10s of times by now!
Several blasts in Punjab during last five lives that cost hundreds of lives. Did CM punjab resigned? Did Rana Sanaullah ever called for resignation of Shahbaz Sharif
Imperium in imperio ...........this famous Latin phrase means a state within a state!
The office of the CM should also be a federal post since it houses such a senior functionary.
We shouldn’t care what political mileage Rana Sanaullah looking to achieve here, but there are some questions!! Attack lasted for more than 3 hours by huge sum of visible humans on board considerable number of vehicles, where goes our multiple layered quick response forces equipped with latest weaponry and verity of communication tools?? Still they (attackers) managed to set free hundreds of prisoners and conveniently wake away! Responsible are clearly identifiable!!
So the blame game kicks off again!! These people will never change!
shame on you for criticizing a government who are in power from three months what about you and your leadership who are in power since 26 years who should be blamed for dragging Pakistan into destruction.
why the CM of Punjab did not resign when Sri Lankan Cricket Team was attacked ??? why the CM of Punjab did not resign when GHQ was attacked ??? why the CM of Punjab did not resign when PAF base in Kamra was attacked ???
Awkward Moment when you cant disagree with Rana Sanaullah
Dear Sana Ullah. The resignation should also be demanded from the DI Khan cantt CO or at least from General Kayani. I guess taliban were also using stealth technology and thats why our security agencies did not intercept taliban's 20 vehicles arrival to DI Khan by crossing all the security check posts.
Indeed,valid question! Imran Khan should'nt mince any word and tell the people of Pakistan who is responsible for the jail break attack and how KP govt failed to take care of the situtation despite having specific intelligence report about the attack.If they are not even handle situation when they're being specifically told about imminent attack then may Allah have mercy on KP people who have themselve elected these incompetent people.
Shouldn't these jails be federal facilities as they house high profile national criminals?