MANCHESTER: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said Pakistan Army has eradicated 90 percent of terrorism from the country, but the remaining 10 pc could not be wiped out because of the Sharif brothers opposing military operation in Punjab province.
While addressing a press conference, he said, had it not been for the Sharif brothers creating hurdles in counter terrorism operation in Punjab, the remaining 10 percent would have been eliminated and the country would have heaved a sigh of relief.
The PAT chief said corrupt elites opposed military operation in Punjab province where terror safe havens and nurseries to produce suicide bombers existed. That is why terrorism could not be wiped out completely, he added.
Referring to US President Donald Trump’s warning to cut off all military aid to Pakistan, he said if the country stopped helping Pakistan fight terrorism, it should be deemed as a blessing for it would open other ways for the country.
Commenting on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, Qadri said the Supreme Court decided the Panamagate case against Sharif according to the constitution. Instead of accepting the verdict, Sharif was bringing honorable institutions into disrepute, he added.
He said the Panamagate case was just the tip of ice-berg as the tale of the Sharif family’s corruption was long.