Civilians must be evacuated from military operation areas: Imran Khan

Imran Khan urges Taliban to announce unconditional ceasefire so that peace talks could be salvaged.


Web Desk February 24, 2014
File photo of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: Speaking with the media Monday afternoon, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that civilians should first be evacuated from the areas were military operations are being conducted, Express News reported.

He cautioned that people who lose their family members, friends and relatives could eventually retaliate if they are not allowed to evacuate. He advised that the operation in North Waziristan could be conducted in manner it was done in Swat.

PTI chief also urged that the Taliban should announce unconditional ceasefire so that the peace talks could be salvaged. He asserted that the government should negotiate with those factions of the Taliban who are not attacking the armed forces, security forces or the civilians.

He expressed support for military operation against the Mohmand agency Taliban who killed 23 Frontier Corps personnel.

COMMENTS (18)

MA | 7 years ago | Reply Looks like Imran Khan haters are well paid
Pakhtunyar | 7 years ago | Reply "[Imran] advised that the operation in North Waziristan could be conducted in manner it was done in Swat." Finally he admitted that ANP/PPP strategy of Swat operation was best. Moderator, please let pass my this comment.
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