Terrorism decreased but haven’t won the war yet: Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan stated on Wednesday that he is saddened over the death of seven police officers who died in Karachi as a result of firing from unidentified personnel, adding that Punjab Police and Sindh Police are in a state in which they cannot offer protection and have to deploy the army to handle a certain situation.


He said that in a report made by Inspector General Abbas Khan in 1992, it was mentioned that various culprits have been hired in the police. He stated that as long as the police is not depoliticised, crime rate cannot be curbed. Khan said that if terrorism has decreased in the country within the period of a year it should not mean that the war (against terrorism) has been won. He demanded that action needs to be taken against all groups.

“We all have to unite against terrorism and it should not be considered that it (terrorism) is over”, he said. He added that Khyber Paktunkhwa is surrounded by tribal areas from three sides and inquired that “what might happen when the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) will return to their areas?”. He stressed that this issue is a serious one and it needs to be dealt accordingly.

He also said that corruption is an issue that caters all Pakistanis and every citizen wants an end to it. He stated that money is being sent out of the country through investments in foreign companies and the building of huge properties.

PTI chief said that only a commission led by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to probe into the Panama Leaks will be accepted.