United in fight against terror: Pak minister
Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik has said the centre and the provinces are "united in the fight against terrorism."world Updated: Jul 05, 2010 02:16 IST
Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik has said the centre and the provinces are "united in the fight against terrorism."
The statement comes ahead of a round table meet called by Prime Minister Gilani on Monday in which the issue of terrorism, sectarianism and extremism would be discussed. But various political quarters blame each other for supporting terror outfits in the country.
A war of words between the interior minister and Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif had worsened relations between Islamabad and the provincial Punjab government last week.
The Punjab CM had alleged that the government was not cooperating with it on the issue of sharing intelligence on terrorist outfits and the interior minister had replied that the CM was "looking for excuses" and that he would resign if the charge was proven.
It was then that the PM stepped in to cool tempers and also bring PML-N party chief Mian Nawaz Sharif into the loop over the government's war against terrorism. Political quarters say that the PML-N has links with terror outfits, a charge which the party denies.
In between all this, Information secretary for the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, Fauzia Wahab said that the PML-N has connections withreligious fundamentalists like Sipah Sihaba, Jundullah and Lashkar-e-Tayyeba.