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Govt creating problem in NWFP: MMA

world Updated: Apr 25, 2007 13:30 IST
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Pakistan's Islamist alliance has accused the federal government of creating trouble in the country's NWFP and being involved in the rocket attack on the house of Opposition leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman last week.

Raising these issues in the National Assembly, Liaquat Baloch, Deputy Secretary General of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), alleged that federal government was creating problem in the functioning of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

The Islamist alliance accused the federal government of creating law and order problem and being involved in the rocket attack on the house Pakistan's Opposition leader Rehman.

Baloch said first an agency personnel was arrested while planting explosives in front of the Chief Minister House and now there is this rocket attack.

The rocket damaged the compound wall of Rehman's residence in NWFP's Dera Ismail Khan. The compound, situated adjacent to a madrassa in Shorkot, includes the house of Maulana Rehman and his two brothers Maulana Ataur Rehman and Maulana Lutfur Rehman.

Baloch moved a privilege motion and demanded a debate on these issues in parliament and action against elements trying to destabilise the situation in the NWFP.

Dismissing the accusations, the Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao expressed the government's willingness to conduct a joint investigations into the matter.

The minister said that the planting of explosives has nothing to do with the rocket attack. He said the intelligence agencies were not involved in it.

The Speaker directed the NWFP government to submit a report on the issue, the Online News said.

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