Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervez Rashid has said that the terrorism is international problem. He said New York, London and Kabul should understand this issue. He said if terrorism would increase it would pose threat for whole world and if terrorism would be curtailed then the whole world would become peaceful. He said that the North Waziristan Agency operation would end sooner then the expected time; however the actions against terrorists would continue in country till the elimination of last terrorist.
He said PTI has failed to deliver in KPK and now they are trying to hide their performance behind the agitation politics. He said PTI will not tender resignations from assemblies, adding that if PTI will resign from assemblies then the parliamentary politics of PTI would be ended. He said PTI, Pakistan Awami Tehreek and terrorists are strategic partners all threaten to occupy Islamabad with force. He said attack on Karachi airport was terrorist act and occupying Lahore airport for five hours was also terrorist act.
In an interview with official TV channel Parvez Rashid said that the whole world should understand that if the terrorism would be curtailed then it would be beneficial for whole world and if terrorism would be promoted it would be harmful for whole world. He said terrorism is not the problem of Pakistan and Afghanistan alone, adding that if today someone is helping terrorists then these terrorists could prove harmful tomorrow for him too. He said the back of the terrorists would be broken in the result of the operation Zarb-e-Azab, adding that the safe havens of terrorists would be eliminated in the result of the operation in North Waziristan. He said the terrorists had used to hide in North Waziristan after carrying out terrorist activity in any part of the country.
He said that the KPK was facing most of the problems from terrorist activities, adding if the terrorists are eliminated the KPK would be biggest beneficiary. He said ISPR is used to inform the people about the outcome of the operation Zarb-e-Azab, adding that it would be useless to brief media on the issue daily. He said that the decision of starting operation was made after using all the options available, adding that terrorists continued their acts during the dialogue process, which forced the government to start military operation.
Parvez Rashid said that civil and military leadership are on the same page on the decision of operation. He said that the terrorists fled to North Waziristan in result of Swat operation. He said there is no room for agitation movement at the current time. He said 14th August is day of celebrations and not of carrying out protest, adding that this protest could be lodged on 15th, 16th or 17th August. He said if protest is lodged on 14th August it would be negation of whole history of the country.
He said the government is working to address the problems of the IDPs, adding the complaints of the IDPs are valid. He said PTI has failed to deliver in KPK, adding that PTI was saying that the metro project could be established with the cost of Rs 6 billion but now PTI is initiating the project in Peshawar with the cost of Rs 57 billion and project would complete in three years. He said Shahbaz Sharif has completed this project in Lahore in 10 months. He said the agitation politics could benefit enemies of Pakistan.