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Pakistani agencies aiding some militant outfits: Sherani

Pakistani agencies aiding some militant outfits: Sherani

Aug 09, 2016 - 16:14

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon’s Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Chairman Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani has said the massacre of innocent people will continue as long as security agencies aid militant outfits.

Also a leading religious scholar, Sherani expressed the views during a visit to the Quetta Civil Hospital, where he inquired after the people wounded in Monday’s suicide attack.

Seventy people, including protesting lawyers and two journalists, were killed and more than 110 others wounded in the suicide bombing of the facility, where lawyers had gathered after Balochistan Bar Association President Bilal Anwar Kasi was gunned down by unidentified assailants.

Jamat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack. Earlier the US black listed the group and included them in terrorist outfit list. Pakistan, however, blamed the enemy supported by India.

Sherani, who remained member of Pakistan’s lower house, had earlier said the enemy was within the state. He questioned the theory of good and bad Talibaninfo-icon, accusing security agencies of continuing to back some militant.

He said shedding the blood of innocent people and security forces would continue until militants enjoyed the support of some circles in the country. He lashed out at the government for relying on aid from the US. He said blasts would not stop until Islamabad rejected US funding.

The US annually provides $1 billion to Pakistan as an ally against terrorism, but Washington withheld $300 million this year because Islamabad did not take action against the Haqqani Networkinfo-icon on its soil.

Afghanistaninfo-icon strongly condemned the Quetta explosion and asked Islamabad to work closely with it in the war against terrorism.


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