Endorsement: PPP to back government if it shoots down drones, says Malik

Published: November 24, 2013
Email
Former interior minister Rehman Malik. PHOTO: PID/FILE

Former interior minister Rehman Malik. PHOTO: PID/FILE

KARACHI: 

Former interior minister Rehman Malik has said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will support the federal government if it strikes down the US drones entering Pakistani airspace.

Speaking to media at Karachi airport he said the PPP, during the APC, had supported the idea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government to negotiate with the Taliban, but this did not happen due to frequent drone attacks. “If the government is willing to take action against drones we will endorse this idea too,” he said.

Malik claimed that there was a conspiracy of creating disorder in the Muslim counties to weaken the Islamic bloc.

He said political and economic stability are not possible until all political forces shun their differences and join hands against terrorism and for prosperous and independent Pakistan.

The PPP leader while referring to insurgency in Balochistan said the PPP government negotiated with estranged Baloch leaders asking them to avoid demanding liberation of Balochistan and tried to provide them their genuine rights. “But some elements in the province are playing in the hands of anti-Pakistan elements,” he added.

Regarding PPP-MQM negotiations, he said that a six-member committee comprising leaders of both the parties has been formed to resolve the differences.

He avoided commenting whether MQM would join the government. When asked about Karachi law and order situation, he said the sale of un-registered SIMs is a major factor in carrying out terrorist activities.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 24th, 2013.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (6)

  • numbersnumbers
    Nov 24, 2013 - 9:43AM

    SO, Rehman Malik now claims (without any proof as usual) that there exists ” a conspiracy of creating disorder in the Muslim counties to weaken the Islamic bloc”!
    Its deja-vu all over again! When all else fails, PPP reverts to blaming THE FOREIGN HAND once again!!!

    Recommend

  • Khan
    Nov 24, 2013 - 12:16PM

    How many drones did the PPP shoot down in there term? ZERO

    Recommend

  • Kamil Khan Marwat
    Nov 24, 2013 - 3:05PM

    Former interior minister Rehman Malik has said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will support the federal government if it strikes down the US drones entering Pakistani airspace

    To add to your knowledge Mr. Malik drones do not enter Pakistani airspace since they fly within fom Pakistani airspace. Hence no violation of Pakistani airspace :)

    Recommend

  • Mir
    Nov 24, 2013 - 6:33PM

    No brains, just to like to comment.

    Recommend

  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Nov 24, 2013 - 6:40PM

    It’s a trap being laid down by PPP at the same time they also know it that the rulling party is no so fool .

    Recommend

  • Nov 26, 2013 - 12:17AM

    Why did these idiots not shoot down drones when they were in power!! It is so sad that US uses slime like this to destroy its image in the world.

    Recommend

More in Pakistan