Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rasheed has said that Tehreek-e-Taliban, PTI chief Imran Khan and PAT Chairman Tahirul Qadri are ‘strategic partners’. He said that Taliban are attacking defence institutions, assets and personalities, Imran Khan is targeting democratic institutions and democracy and Tahirul Qadri is attacking the constitution. He said talks will be held with those who are willing to talk to the government and people holding guns will be responded in the same manner.
While talking to media persons after attending an education expo Parvez Rashid said that it is government’s responsibility to ensure security of public property, airports, defence and educational institutions.
Government will use full force to quell militancy. Ground and air operations would be conducted to avert the threats, he said.
Lashing out at leadership of the opposition party, Pervaiz Rasheed said there is strategic partnership between Imran Khan and Taliban. Government is ready to face Taliban, Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri.
He said Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAF) chief Tahirul Qadri is coming to Pakistan to target its constitution. He said Dr Qadri is Guru of Imran Khan and Taliban. According to Rashid, the government was ready to face challenges posed by Imran Khan, Taliban and Tahirul Qadri.
Rashid added that the state was using all its powers to make Pakistan safe and peaceful. He added that the government would use all resources to tackle threats.
Pervaiz Rasheed said that the state will respond with full force to the terrorists to ensure protection of the people, security institutions and national installations.
He said the government will take all possible measures to curb terrorism and will strike them where ever they will attack.
He said the government will talk to those who will surrender but will use force against the terrorists and will leave no stone unturned to wipe them out. He said when and where ever the State will feel any threat it will take steps to curb it without any delay. He said if Taliban claims responsibility of terrorists attacks then the government will fulfills its constitutional responsibility of protecting the rights of the masses. He said that operation was carried out in Karachi against the people who had attacked the airport.
Pervaiz Rasheed criticized PTI Chief Imran Khan for his alleged links with Talban and said first they were ideological partners but now they have become strategic partners and are out to harm national interests.
He said Imran khan is performing the duty to destabilize democratic system while his strategic partners are busy to disturb peace by spreading terrorism. He said one day Imran addresses a press conference or gives interview the other day the Taliban carry out terrorist attack.
He said Tahir-ul-Qadri is also working to promote their agenda and working to destabilize democratic institutions and the system. But he said the government will foil their designs with the support of democratic forces.
Answering a question, the minister said the government is focused on promotion of quality education and has launched a number of schemes in this regard. He said both the federal and provincial governments are working on various programmes to promote education. He hoped that the education expo will help the students to get guidance for improving their education.