Resurgence of TTP disturbs law, order situation in KP, says Asif

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Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday said that the situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was not so good after the resurgence of proscribed outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.

The minister said this during his speech in the session of the National Assembly chaired by Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf. The minister said that talks with TTP were underway but in the same breath confessed that the danger was rising. He said that issue of the Taliban was not limited to KP but Pakistan, adding that he has briefed the Parliamentarians twice on it.

People of KP are taking out processions against the resurgence of TTP on their land, Asif added. He claimed that the Imran Khan-led PTI government welcomed the militant group. About closer of border with Afghanistan the minister said that there were two border points with Afghanistan, and on one border point firing incident occurred i.e. Ghulam Khan point, which he said is local problem.

 

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