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Memon for action against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan over acid attack on girls

PESHAWAR: Former MNA and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Marvi Memon has strongly condemned acid attack on girl students in restive Parachinar, and urged for a military action against militants and extremists.

The state is responsible to provide protection to the lives and properties of masses by maintaining law and order and taking prompt action against the anti-peace and anti-education elements, Marvi said while speaking at a news conference here at Peshawar Press Club on Tuesday.

“We condemn this barbaric act on girl students by a militant group. The girls were suddenly attacked near Turi-Bangash area of Parachinar a few days back while they were heading to attend vive-voce examination at Kohat University,” she added.

Flanked by Alamzeb Khan Advocate, President PML-N Lawyers’ Forum and Rohullah Bangash, spokesman of the Parachinar Youth, she said that the reactivation of militant activities was a great setback to the efficiency of the incumbent government. She flayed the government over repeated claims of establishing lasting peace and eliminating terrorism.

The PML-N leader said that peace was badly disturbed across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata due to lack of appropriate steps to eliminate miscreants and terrorist groups, adding that people were still feeling unsafe due to lack of protective measures to stop continues unpleasant episode and save the lives and properties of masses.

Marvi also condemned the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) who claimed responsibility for the barbaric attack on girl students. She demanded prompt action against TTP over such an inhuman act.

Expressing solidarity with the victims of Parachinar, she informed that PML-N would soon launch a movement to protect the girls’ right to acquire education while standing against anti-education and ant-peace elements in the region.

Marvi held the incumbent government responsible for the prevailing law and order situation of the country. She warned that the situation is going from bad to worst due to the US appeasement policies.

Replying to a query about the PML-N stance regarding possible military operation in North Waziristan Agency, she said that her party was totally against extremism and militancy, but it would be better to consult party spokesperson on such important issues. She urged that holding of timely elections could be the only resolution to the prevailing law and order situation, as they would help steer the country out of crises.

Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies intercepted two vehicles German national at motorway toll plaza Peshawar, however after the availability of all the related documents, they were allowed to enter Peshawar.

Sources said that security agencies has been informed that two vehicle of foreign NGO would enter Peshawar via Motorway. Following the information, the law enforcement agencies intercepted two vehicles in which two German national were present.

After checking their passports and other relevant documents, police allowed them to enter Peshawar. The drivers of both the vehicle were Pakistani while the German nationality holders were the workers of international Non-governmental Organization.

It may be mentioned here that earlier to this several times vehicle of US national have been stopped at Peshawar Motorway toll Plaza, which later were released after the intervention of US consulate.

The Nation