Countering terror: Imran renews demand for redeploying FC

Published: February 18, 2015
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According to the PTI chairman, K-P has suffered the most at the hands of terrorists. PHOTO: ONLINE

According to the PTI chairman, K-P has suffered the most at the hands of terrorists. PHOTO: ONLINE

ISLAMABAD: 

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s ruling party on Tuesday renewed its demand for redeploying paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) troops in the province and reassigning to K-P soldiers serving in other parts of the country.

“The FC’s job is to guard the border between Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and K-P but this force is spread out across the country,” said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the PTI chairman, K-P has suffered the most at the hands of terrorists. “Therefore, the federal government should return the FC to the province that it belongs to,” the statement said.

Two months earlier, Imran had also appealed for the return of the paramilitary force in the wake of the December 16 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar.

The PTI chief underscored the need for ‘concerted efforts’ both at the central and provincial levels to end the scourge of terrorism from the country.

Meanwhile, PTI leaders expressed solidarity with the families of the people killed in Lahore Police Lines and urged the Punjab government to provide every possible help to the families of the deceased.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Wajahat
    Feb 18, 2015 - 11:35AM

    A fair demand.Recommend

  • jahangir
    Feb 18, 2015 - 11:36AM

    If this is the problem, why can’t the Military take the time out and recruit more people? there are about 180 million Pakistanis and out of which the majority are unemployed. If liberals will say they do not have funds better defer from commenting cause they always have money for useless development.Recommend

  • Chitrali
    Feb 18, 2015 - 12:16PM

    I think he is talking about FC (Frontier Constabulary) not FC (frontier Corps) both are two different forces.Recommend

  • hameed ullah khan
    Feb 18, 2015 - 12:49PM

    Hello friend this is a trueRecommend

  • Muhammad
    Feb 18, 2015 - 1:09PM

    So he does not want his brothers to enter KPK who he loves so much!Recommend

  • roarwali
    Feb 18, 2015 - 7:16PM

    Why the Center is not returning the FC platoons to the KPK gov’t ? There can be no other reason but purely malice. Recommend

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