Pak hardline party warns against launching military operation in North Waziristan

Islamabad, Oct 20 (ANI): A far-right-wing and religious conservative political party in Pakistan, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), has warned the country's government against undertaking a military operation in North Waziristan.

The party's chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that no one can dare to introduce a resolution in the parliament to launch a military offensive in the restive North Waziristan region.

According to the Express Tribune, Rehman said that Pakistan was not a strategic partner of any other country because the law and order of Pakistan was "our own problem," hinting that there was external pressure for the operation.

"We are bound to rectify the situation and restore normalcy to the country," he said.

According to the paper, the JUI-F chief also claimed that while the media provides one-sided coverage to women education activist Malala Yousafzai, it continues to ignore Aafia Siddiqui, who has been languishing in a US jail for years.

"Innocent people including women and children are killed daily but no one turns up to take notice of the atrocities," he said.

According to the paper, he termed the coverage given to Malala as propaganda for the sake of vested interests. (ANI)