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Govt ready for talks with militants if they surrender their arms

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PESHAWAR: NWFP Minister for Information and Inter Provincial Coordination Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that the provincial government was still ready for talks with the militants for the restoration of peace in the province.

This he said while addressing the IDPs of Bajaur Agency at Jalozai Camp Nowshera the other day. He on this occasion expressed sorrow over the tragic deaths of the IDPs in the camp due to fire. The IDPs on this occasion demanded early release of innocent people, provision of safe route for the stuck off people and provision of basic facilities in the camp. “The government ready for talks with militants despite killing our hundreds of workers and destroying government properties but they should first have to surrender their weapons” he added.

The Minister on this occasion demanded of the US and its Allies to stop bombing and incursion into the tribal belts as the people were fed up and they could no more tolerate the killing of innocent Pukhtoons.

He added that the government despite the strong opposition of the USA and its Allies, the provincial government signed an agreement with the militants and released Sufi Muhammad as the government want to save its Pukhtoons brethren from the trouble. He however expressed with sorrow that the militants could not honour its commitments and continue the killing of innocent people.

The Information Minister while expressing profound grief over the tragic deaths due to fire in the IDPs camp at Jalozai expressed his anger over the delay of ambulance to the spot and said that the inquiry has been ordered in this regard and the responsible would be brought to book.

He added that the IDPs left their homes, therefore the government would do all its best to provide them maximum facilities in the camps but he said that facilities like home were difficult enough. The Minister however promised for removing their hardships and resolution of their demands on priority basis. He added that he himself come to the spot to see their grievances and also knew the reasons of their agitation and road blockade.-SANA

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