Malik announces special LEA action in Balochistan


Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday announced that the federal and provincial government had agreed to launch an intelligence guided law enforcement agencies action against extremist groups involved in suicide attacks and targeted killing of innocent people in Balochistan.
Addressing a crowded news conference along with Home Minister Mir Zafrullah Zehri and IGP Balochistan Malik Muhammad Iqbal at CM Secretariat here, he said that in view of decision the Frontier Corps Balochistan have been granted speacial powers of search and raids for a period of three months.
He announced to ban groups in Balochistan who use words liberation, army and lashkar in the names of their organizations. He maintained that no action would be taken in Balochistan like that of military operation in Swat and Wazirstan, adding however, a special type action aimed at rooting up terrorism from Balochistan.
He noted that FC would assist police in action against criminals involved in targeted killing and anti-peace activities as the Balochistan police had no capacity to counter terrorism alone.
He said the federal government had recorded its protest with the US, Afghan governments and Indian authorities on presence of training camps of miscreants in Afghanistan which were being used to deteriorate law and order in Balochistan.

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