Pakistan urges Taliban to stop fighting

Pakistan urges Taliban to stop fighting

Peshawar : Pakistan | Feb 12, 2013 at 2:47 AM PST
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PESHAWAR - Even before the Taliban failed attempt on 15-year-old defender of women's education Malala Yousafzai October 9 education system in Pakistan, in particular schools and children subjected to constant attacks by the insurgents in order to "deprive the country of the future."

In the latter case, at the end of the school day on January 22 by unknown gunmen in Chota Lahore bomb found in two school busesjust before they had to take the children.

No one was hurt, but the plan still is a "terrorist act" and the authorities are taking it and other such attacks very seriously, said, "Central Asia Online," police inspector Swabi and member of the investigative group Hazrat Nabi Khan.

According to him, the militants used the fact that the international public school near Quaid-e-Azam on the road Swabi-Jehangir were six buses. All drivers and attendants were in one of the buses until someone found an explosive device in the other two.

"They [the rebels] attacked Pakistan - said Bushra Gohar, a deputy of the National Assembly of People's National Party and a leading activist, advocating for women's rights in Swabi district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP). - They try to push us back, because they want to rob our children of the right to education. "

Authorities are trying to find information to enable the public
Despite the fact that the authorities were investigating, it will be difficult to find someone who will agree to talk.

"The investigation is - said Nabi - but no one called to give evidence or to report what they saw."

Police station in the Chota Lahore originally made the case against "unknown perpetrators" and handed it to the investigation, said an official of the police station Jan Gul.

But, according to Jana and Nabi, no one has provided any information on this case.

"In total, the site at that period of time there were six drivers and 12 cleaners six school buses - said Nabi. - But they all say "not seen someone installed explosive devices, or to carry out attacks."

This reluctance to speak has caused a sharp reaction from Gohar.

"Our children are being targeted - said Gohar, urging people to drop their fear. - Our future generation under attack. "

"The time for our leadership to come together and make the hard decisions," - she said, calling for action against the constant attacks and threats of the Taliban.

Attacks on education - an attack on humanity
Security services and other government agencies have determined that for the attack on Malala is the leader of "Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan" (TTP) in Swat, Mullah Fazlullah.

Fazlullah has not yet been brought to justice, and in the region to continue his working methods : the attack on education and women.

Attacks on schools in Swabi is the residual effect of the terror under Taliban rule in 2007-2009. in the neighboring Malakand, told "Central Asia Online," community leaders, Karim Khan. During major military operations the Taliban were ousted in 2009-2010., But ended up in Swabi.

"The attacks that we see today have been committed by exactly the same tactics as used Fazlullah in Malakand," - he said. There between 2009 and 2011 militants destroyed 640 schools, according to the report of the Islamabad Conflict Monitoring Centre (ICC), an independent research organization.

Just last year, militants destroyed 52 schools in KP, 13 of the attacks occurred in Swabi, the report said.

Charsadda district is the second - 10 schools, followed by the districts of Nowshera and Mardan - five.

Militants killed four schools in Kohat and Lakki Marwat, two in Dera Ismail Khan and Hangu, one in the tank and Swat.

The trend continued in 2013, according to police and the media.

January 4 at the main gate of a private school Hasan Garhi in Peshawar exploded an improvised explosive device. This happened just a few kilometers from the official residence of the Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti province, Governor Massoud Kawthar and corps commander Peshawar Khalid Rabbani.

January 19 militants blew up a female primary school on the outskirts of Peshawar in Badhabere, and then on January 22 made an attempt to blow up a school bus in Chota Lahore.

KP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has called for concerted action against the militants.

"The conviction of the words impossible - Iftikhar said. - We are considering all options, and our struggle to the last will continue until these terrorists will surrender or be destroyed. "

Times of India

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Malala Yousafzai was taken to Peshawar for further treatment
Malala Yousafzai was taken to Peshawar for further treatment
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