Terrorism won’t be tolerated, says Durrani
PESHAWAR: Terrorism will not be tolerated in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the law enforcement agencies have the ability to deal with any eventuality, said Akram Khan Durrani, the NWFP chief minister, while speaking to the members of the war course delegation at the Civil Secretariat on Saturday.
“It is better to take the tribal leaders, religious scholars and the people into confidence before starting any action in the tribal areas,” Mr Durrani remarked. He said that he had proposed to President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali that a jirga consisting of tribal elders and religious scholars should be formed to seek a peaceful solution of the issue. The tribal people are Pakistanis and they would not allow their soil to be used by terrorist elements, he said.
The tribal people had their own traditions and culture and did not want their social tribal system to be disturbed, he said. In the war against the Soviet Union, every Afghani was trained and was armed and they fought a war that had been imposed on them, he said. No one will be allowed to use the Frontier province for terrorism and other anti-state activities, he said. —Staff Report