Can't support operation without knowing nitty-gritty of it, says Barrister Ali Saif

Can't support operation without knowing nitty-gritty of it, says Barrister Ali Saif


KP government wants federal government to consult all political parties on operation

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PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Adviser Barrister Ali Saif stated that the provincial government couldn't support the "Operation Azm-i-Istehkam" unconditionally without getting to know the details of it. 

In a conversation with journalists on Monday, Barrister Saif said a meeting was held under the leadership of Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House where Members of National Assembly (MNAs) from KP also participated. 

He was of the view that the prime minister's statement regarding the operation created confusion as the latter did not specify the method and its duration. 

"There is a concern among people about the operation. The provinces should be consulted on action against terrorists. This is a very sensitive issue linked to national security. We lost billions of dollars in the war against terror. The parliament and provincial assemblies should be taken on board in this regard," he added.

He emphasised that the federal government should take all political parties into confidence while highlighting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's frontline role in the war against terrorism. He said that the province couldn't bear further burden. 

He mentioned that the PTI founder also instructed not to support the operation without proper details in his meeting with the KP chief minister at Adiala Jail. 

"No Pakhtun supports terrorism," he added. He also underscored the need for following legal procedures and including public opinion in the decision.