Pakistani officials have been saying one thing and doing the absolute opposite. They said that they will not tolerate Talibanisation, but they have been providing support to them. Actually, they have made war a source of earning.
According to a report, President General Pervez Musharraf said Talibanisation in tribal areas or any other part of the country would not be tolerated.
The President also underlined that the strategies to eliminate terrorism and extremism were going on successfully. He was chairing a high-level meeting at the President’s Camp Office Rawalpindi, on development projects in tribal areas, according to officials.
The meeting also discussed the security situation in FATA, kidnapping of security personnel in Waziristan and efforts for their early release, recent spate of suicide attacks and other matters in length. The meeting was also attended by Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao, NWFP Governor Ali Jan Mohammad Orakzai, heads of intelligence agencies and higher officials of FATA Secretariat besides, high-ranking army Officials.
On the occasion, Governor NWFP gave a detailed briefing to the President regarding efforts being carried out for the release of the kidnapped security personnel in Waziristan.
He told the President that the Jirga wanted to resolve the issue peacefully and without bloodshed, adding that it was in close contact with the abductors.
President Musharraf directed the concerned authorities to speed up Jirga efforts and ensure early release of security personnel. He was of the view that some anti-social elements were trying to disrupt peace in FATA and were against development.
He said that foreigners who were present in the area must be flushed out otherwise the government would deal with them with an iron hand.
He said whenever we were to be provided with the solid evidence, we would immediately take action against extremists and terrorists.
Interior Minister Sherpao briefed the President about investigation into the suicide attacks in the country including Tarbela Ghazi blast.