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Not interested in raising private militias, says Haji Qadeer (Video)

Not interested in raising private militias, says Haji Qadeer (Video)

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Oct 21, 2015 - 19:30

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Haji Zahir Qadeer, lawmaker from eastern Nangarhar province, has rejected reports that he wants to raise his private militias to battle the insurgency.

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday night in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, Qadeer said he was against the creation of militias but was prepared to fight against the insurgents in Nangarhar.

He recently announced the launch of joint operations along with the government forces in Shinwari district against the militants. There have been rumours the first deputy spokesman for the lower house plans to form his own force.

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