Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Imran Khan on Monday blamed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s coalition government for the terrorist attack in Bannu, Geo News reported.
He said the ‘importing government’ had failed to respond to cross-border attacks by the “security forces of a ‘friendly’ Afghan government”.
On his official Twitter account, Khan said: “Apart from running our economy to the ground, this import government has failed to deal with a 50% increase in terrorism in the country. Pakistan with cases from Chaman to Swat to Lakki Marwat to Bannu.”
Earlier in the day, four police officers were martyred and many others were injured in an overnight terror attack on Bargai Police Station in Lakki Marwat area.
The terrorists launched an armed attack on the police station from two sides. A fierce gun battle took place between the police and the outlaws, killing four policemen and injuring many, Geo News reported.
The attackers escaped after the attack. Police have launched a search operation in the area for vandals.
“While our army and police [and] local [people] are making daily sacrifices with their lives, the worst is this growing terrorist threat [and] attacks from across our western border find no room in the government discourse of this rogue gang,” the former prime minister wrote, referring to the incident.
He went on to say that the government led by the Pakistan Democratic Movement is only concerned with their NRO II and its preservation, Geo News reported.
“So despite the economic downturn, they still don’t want to hold elections, which is the only way to stabilize the economy through political stability,” he said, reiterating his request. about new elections.
Notably, talks between Pakistani officials and the leadership of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) are underway in Afghanistan, Mohammad Ali Saif, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government spokesman, Geo News reported. .
Pakistani authorities have opened talks to try to resolve a standoff with the TTP, which is holding several security personnel hostage after taking control of a counter-terrorism facility in Pakistan. northwest of the country, a day earlier.
“We are negotiating with the central leaders of the Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan,” Saif said.
The spokesman warned that severe action would be taken if the armed men did not surrender.
The report says the wave of terrorist attacks has increased across the province over the past few months. According to official figures, at least 118 terrorist incidents were reported in the KP between mid-August and the last week of November.
At least 26 policemen, 12 officers of other law enforcement agencies and 17 civilians were killed in terrorist attacks across KP. In addition, 18 policemen, 10 civilians and 37 law enforcement officers were injured in these attacks, Geo News reported.
Dozens of districts, including Peshawar, Mardan, Bajaur, Mohmand, Dera Ismail Khan, Tank, Kohat, Bannu and Nowshera were attacked in November.
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