Nisar declares Bannu attack as security lapse
ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan condemned Bannu blast in intense words declaring it a security lapse, ARY News reported.
Chaudry Nisar abandoned the press conference on Sunday ordering media men to switch off cameras and had some informal talks with them at Punjab House, Islamabad.
Talking to media, he said that 26 intelligence agencies have been working in country and there should be effective co-ordination between them.
The Minister said that government has decided to set up a joint intelligence directorate to counter terrorism in an efficient way. He said a huge quantity of ammunition was used in the blast and situation will be clear after the investigation that whether it was a suicide attack or a bomb explosion.
He said that national security policy, based on three points namely Secret, Institutional and Strategic will be presented in tomorrow’s federal cabinet meeting.
Nisar vowed to enhance the intelligence sharing system between federal and provincial governments.
The interior minister agreed to follow anyone who can lead government in the process of negotiations with Taliban. He asked political parties to unite the nation instead of point-scoring saying that whatever the way adopted to sort out terrorism matter either talks or operations, unity will be needed to have favorable results.