Thursday, November 8, 2012
The KP governor has demanded that the Punjab government should take action against Taliban. Talking to media in Peshawar on Thursday, Barrister Masood Kausar said the Punjab government neither denied its contacts with the extremists nor did disclaimed the reports regarding its adjustment, adding the provincial government should take action against the terrorists wherever they are. He demanded the Punjab government should bear down on them. Kausar asserted that the statements by Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry are not sign of a confrontation. Punjabi Taliban, he noted, are a reality; had it not been so, people would have coined the terms of Balochi and Sindhi Taliban as well. Masood Kausar maintained that role of Pakistan Army has remained very significant for the democracy in the country.
timesofindiaPunjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and his 45-member delegation were left unprotected for a short while when their Pakistani police guards left their duty and went off to have dinner at a club here. The incident occurred on Wednesday night at the Royal Country Palm Club, where Pakistani businessmen had hosted a dinner for the Indian visitors. Punjab Police chief Haji Habibur Rehman took serious note of the "security lapse" and ordered an inquiry into the incident, officials said.Superintendent of police (Security) Shomail Akram, however, contended the incident was not a security lapse. "The policemen performing duty with the Indian delegation were hungry and they had to eat at the function. They were present on the premises while having dinner and therefore there is no question of a security lapse," he argued. The Punjab Police chief's office said the inquiry would establish whether there was a security lapse. The Indian delegation on Wednesday visited Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque. They also went to the Food Street near the Mughal-era mosque. Badal attended a Youth Festival along with Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif. Leaders of the Pakistan People's Party, which is in power at the centre, hosted a luncheon for the delegation.