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Govt not empowered to release killers: Rehman Malik

KARACHI: Former Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that federal government does not have the power to release killers whereas the threats made on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari are being taken seriously, ARY News reports.

Speaking to media at Jinnah Airport before departing for Islamabad, Rehman Malik said that Punjab Government should investigate about the death threats given to Bilawal Bhutto. He added that the PPP leadership is taking the life threats made to its workers seriously.

He further said that everyone knows where the offices of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi are based and all the clues of the life threats are linked to Punjab.

While commenting on the peace talks process with Taliban, he said that the aim of the militants is not a cease fire but is to strengthen themselves. "It may happen that discussions are being held over a Talibani NRO", he added.

Former Interior Minister, while talking on the drought in Thar and Cholistan, stated that the situation in the two regions is the same. He further said that a few NGOs want to earn money on the expense of the condition in the drought hit areas.

Rehman Malik, commenting on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) relations with PPP, said that MQM is a reality and the cooperation of the two parties is necessary for the development of Sindh. He also said that he cannot disclose the details of the discussions held between Asif Ali Zardari and Altaf Hussain.



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