Foreign hands ‘harbouring’ terrorism in Pakistan: Khattak

Nowshera—Chief Minister KPK, Pervez Khattak Wednesday said that thorough probe into Mardan blast had been started and the facts would be brought before the people as early as possible, adding security situation improved consid-erably as compared to the recent past.
Terrorists were now targeting soft targets after their hideouts had been destroyed in the ongoing operations in tribal areas and they were on the run, he said this while addressing workers convention and talking to media persons here.
War on terror was not yet over and it was pro-gressing successfully, he said adding we were hope-ful that peace would restore one day as operation Zarb e Azb had yielded extremely positive results to this effects.
All the state institutions were efficiently work-ing against terrorism, he added. RAW agent had been arrested in Baluchistan though no foreign spy had been apprehended in the KPK, however he maintained that foreign hands were involved in fanning terrorism in the province. The federal government should take up the involvement of foreign spies at every forum, he added.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak Wednesday directed constitution of a committee of the elected MPAs from Malakand Division with Dr. Haider Ali, MPA as Focal Person to review issues of various taxes.
The committee with the consultation of all stakeholders will suggest ways for resolution of tax issues with immediate effect, an official notification issued here said.—APP

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