ISLAMABAD: Former Interior Minister of Pakistan, Senator Rehman Malik has claimed that Taliban are acting upon the formula of Mukti Baahni movement and they are utilizing the same for destabilizing Pakistan. He added that for this purpose a neighboring country and Afghan intelligence are fully backing these militants – ARY News reports.
Talking to media after recording his statement to the commission formed regarding missing persons, Senator Rehman Malik said that if the Government has initiated an operation against Taliban, then it must continue, Pakistan Army will wipe out all the militants within 3 months.
He told that when Taliban reached near Haripur then Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led government had lodged an operation in Malakand and Swat, and the militants had to retreat.
Malik said that the PPP government demolished Taliban training camps in Kala Dhaka area.
Speaking about PPP support for the current Government, Rehman Malik said that the entire leadership of the party backs the Government; PPP supported the Federal Government when it kicked off peace talks, but Taliban are not sincere due to which negotiations are not proving to be fruitful.
Rehman Malik stated that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is backed by a neighboring country, Afghan intelligence whereas some other countries are also providing ammunition, training and funds to these militants.
Moreover, Rehman Malik told that the PPP co-Chairman, Asif Ali Zardari has clearly directed the all the party members to full support the Government regarding operation against Taliban.