ANP leader under threat urges govt to take action: report


Awami National Party (ANP) leader and former provincial minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain who is under threat from the security agencies has urged the federal government to act against militants.

As quoted in a local media report, the ANP veteran said he was informed by the provincial Home Department and security agencies representatives that two suicide bombers have entered Pakistan to target him.

He also stated that the threat notification was received from the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and it was also sent to all high officials, including Prime Minister Imran Khan and Inter-Services Intelligence director general Naveed Mukhtar, but “there has been no response from the government over the threats”.

The ANP leader said he has received seven threat warnings in the last few days but no arrests have been made.

In response to a question, he said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has not been very vocal against terrorism in the country as PM Imran Khan had been demanding offices for Taliban.

On Sunday, civil society activists in Nowshehra, KP, held a protest walk and urged the government to ensure Mian Iftikhar’s security.


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