ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz has disclosed that NWFP former Governor Ali Jan Aurakzai was asked to step down from his post because his policy of entering into peace agreements with tribal elders failed.
Talking to media persons here on Saturday on occasion of a function of National Public Safety Commission, he said that due to the ex-governors flawed policy the tribal militants had entered settled areas of NWFP. He said that the former Governor had entered into an agreement with the militants for the improvement of law and order there, but contrary the militants took advantage of it and re-grouped in the tribal areas and started targeting the security forces.
He declared that operation in Darra Adamkhel will continue till the militancy is wiped out from the area. He also said that the operation in South Waziristan would continue until militants are flushed out of the area. He said that the government has changed its strategy to quell militancy, and warned that militants targeting the security forces will be crushed.
He reiterated that elections will be held as scheduled despite un-satisfactory law and order situation in the country and added elections will also be held in Swat, FATA and other disturbed areas on the same day. The Interior Minister said that although the lives of politicians were in danger, efforts were being made to provide them maximum security.-SANA