Maulana Fazl Ullah cornered: Rehman Malik

Monday, June 22, 2009 Leave a Comment

Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat Maulana Fazl Ullah has been cornered and there are reports of him being wounded.

Talking to a private TV channel, Rehman Malik said that there are reports of head of TTP Maulana Fazl Ullah being injured in the Security operation being launched against militancy and he has been cornered.

However, due to security reasons, we cannot give out any further details. Rehman Malik said that extremism is not a problem of today but it has been carried on since last ten years and extremists have gained strength in Swat, Malakand and Tribal Areas.

He said that they wanted to impose their will on government and impose their agenda on the people through gunpoint.

The real aim of the military operation is to foil their designs and bring an end to extremist forces, he pointed.

He said that the manner in which Pak Army and other forces are engaged in combat operation is truly commendable.

He further said that operation in Waziristan has been started while Bait Ullah Mehsud has not escaped.

He said that we have arrested eight suicide bombers from various areas of country.

He further said that Pakistan is sincere in investigating the MTA and we have forwarded to India further questions regarding the attacks.