Efforts being made for durable peace and stability in Sawat: DG ISPR

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ISLAMABAD: DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, on Tuesday, said that we want to establish durable peace and stability in Sawat.

Talking to Munezae Jahangir in an exclusive interview in the AajNews programme Spot Light, he said that in 2008 human rights were being violated in Sawat.

“It was difficult to breath in Sawat. But now the situation in Sawat is totally different”, he added.

He said that the Army arrests the suspicious people and completes initial investigations with in 24 to 72 hours.

The innocents are released and the suspicious persons are sent to internment centres, DG ISPR said.

Replying to a question he said that facilities are provided in the internment centre according to the law.

Civil government calls Army under the article 245 to civilian areas.

He said that there were 55 check posts in Sawat which have now been reduced to 6 check posts.

Every body acknowledges the peace in Sawat but we want durable peace and stability in the region, he added.

He said that saying this that we have to bring Taliban at nigotiating table is not 100 percent possible, we have no institutional influence on Taliban.

There is a lot of difference between expectations and reality, Afgahnistan has set of environment and we have to bring Taliban to the dialogues by keeping that environment in mind.

There is a nigotiation mechanism to bring them to table in which Afghanistan is a party and there are also other setups over it in which some are multi-national, tri-national or four nation setups.

We are contributing in Afghan peace process and are ready to do any thing reqiured for it, he said.

Replying to a question about the elections he said that being a Pakistani I would like that the government should complete its tennure.

He said that Pak Army is not involved or performing any role in delimitation of constituencies and election process.

Pak army encourages democracy in Pakistan, he added.