Imran seconds Hazaras’ demand of army intervention

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday supported the call by Hazara Shias for handing over Quetta to the army, saying the military could be called in to control the law and order in accordance with the constitution.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, Khan strongly condemned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) for the Quetta bombing that left over 84 members of the Hazara community dead.

He said Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), seen as the most ruthless sectarian group, had claimed responsibility for the attack in Quetta.

The PTI chief said grave injustice was being carried out against the residents of Quetta and the Hazara community, adding that his party would stage protests at all district headquarters to show solidarity with the Hazara community.

He also appealed to the chief justice to take suo motu notice of the incident.

“We demand that a special court be set up and the culprits be punished,” he said.

Khan also demanded the government give compensation to the families of those who were killed as a result of the blast.

To a question, he said the general election were the solution to all problems, adding that those who wanted to delay the elections were enemies of the country.

He also strongly condemned the murder of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital consultant Dr Ali Haider and his son in Lahore.

Addressing a sit-in staged by Mehsud tribesmen in Islamabad earlier,

Khan said drone attacks were being carried out with the consent of the government and were a by-product of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

The PTI chairman said tribesmen should be part of the decision-making process to establish peace in Waziristan, as peace could not be maintained in the area without them.

He said both former president General Pervez Musharraf and the present government were responsible for the current condition of the Mehsud tribesmen

“Today all the schools are closed in Waziristan. What would be the future of the children there?” he said, adding that the future of the youngsters was at stake since for past nine years.

“Eighty percent people of the area have become homeless and nobody has tried to solve their problems,” he said.

The PTI chief said the government would have to change its policies to bring peace in the Tribal Areas, demanding the government disengage itself from the war on terror and try to bring peace in Waziristan.

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  1. while i condemm the murder of my fallow pakistanis whose only crime was that they were hazzaras, i cannot agree that army should be called in. It's plate is full. The present Govt. has lost it's credibility long time ago. The army will be in no win situation. If it comes inn and shows Heavy handed approach it will face criticisism. The solution should be a consensus amongst the political parties not only in empty declarations but in deeds. Let us face upto our moral obligation and defend fallow brethern. I don't have the solution but understand the problem. Strikes by lawyers does not help! They are the same people who showered rose petals on a murderer and offered to defend him free.

  2. It is quite apparent even to the blind that present government and the state machinery, including the two major political parties in office have completely failed the nation!
    By claiming responsibility of this heinous act, the perpetrators have identified themselves in the most brazen, blatant and in your face manner. So the incompetent and uneducated in government and politics don't have to strain their perverted brains, it Now the responsibility of the state to act!
    Where are CJ Chaudhry and Mr. Kayani? If you both fail to act now, then you both are equally responsible for your criminal dereliction of duty!

    All the member of the banned outfit should be chased from mountains of the country to
    the seashore to apprehend not only those who carried out this Heinous act, but More importantly those who conspired, those who aided and abetted in carrying out this crime against humanity!

    To the state: please triple security around Imran Khan NOW!

  3. The only thing this this PPP, MQM & PMNQ govt. is interested in is looting the public and stealing as much as they can. Pakistani are being killed & Zardari only has the time to shift from one Bilawal house to another.

    Zardari should be tried on charges of treason, hanging on the pole be his final abode.

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