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Imran Khan calls for nationwide operations against terrorists

PESHAWAR: Expressing his deep regret over terror attacks across the nation including the one in Lahore on Thursday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said that the National Action Plan should have been implemented.

Imran Khan while addressing a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Thursday said that operation against terrorists should have been conducted across the country. Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak was sitting alongside the PTI chief during the press conference.

He said that all political parties had  mutually agreed on the National Action Plan after attack on the Army Public School in December 2014, and it should have been implemented in letter and spirit.

He called for an operation to be launched simultaneously against terrorists nationwide, and said that no extremist organisation should be allowed to operate in the country.

He further said that the merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkwa should not be delayed, as it may require another Operation Zarb-e-Azb if the merger delayed as internally displaced persons gradually returning to their native areas. He called for introducing the local government system in FATA adding that both KP and FATA would benefit from the merger.

While commenting on the Panamagate case which winded up in the Supreme Court, Imran Khan said that the case was a defining moment as it would change the course of the nation.

“Pakistan was engaged in this case for the last eight months and the country is now changing for good forever,” he remarked.

He said that case investigated the chief executive of the country over corruption for the first time. The Sharif family was in power for over thirty years but had evaded justice, so far, he further said.

He called for a historic verdict on the case as in future anyone who indulges in corruption or plunder national wealth would think twice over it. He said that he has made his best efforts to fight against corruption and now expecting the court to deliver justice.



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