State can take care of teams like TLP: NSA Moeed Yusuf

ISLAMABAD: A day after Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s assertion that neither the state nor the federal government is able to take care of teams like Tehreek-e-Labbak Pakistan (TLP), National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf disagreed together with his cupboard colleague.

Moeed Yusuf was talking to anchor Saleem Safi throughout the Geo News programme Jirga the place he was requested to touch upon the data minister’s assertion.

“I do not agree at all that the state does not have the capability to deal [with TLP],” said Yusuf, responding to Chaudhry’s earlier remarks.

“I had also said this publicly that a red line has to be drawn because the policemen martyred [during clashes with TLP] were also the state’s responsibility.”

Yusuf stated {that a} National Security Committee (NSC) assembly was held to debate the TLP situation by all related stakeholders. He stated that after the assembly, the federal government launched a press release stressing that “a red line has been drawn” however added that it additionally stated it might choose to resolve the matter via talks.

“After that, the matter progressed through talks,” he stated.

He cited the instance of the notorious Lal Masjid episode, saying that the media on the time had known as upon the state to make use of pressure as its writ was being challenged proper within the coronary heart of the capital.

“And when the state used force, all of you [the media] stood against the government,” he added.

The PTI authorities had struck a secretive take care of TLP final month based on which the group was allowed to function as a political celebration and its chief was launched.

Fawad’s remarks

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry had spoken at size in regards to the state of extremism in Pakistan and the way the state ought to take care of it.

During a public occasion on Thursday, the minister had stated that colleges and faculties have been the primary cause, slightly than madressahs, that extremism had unfold in Pakistan.

“In the 90s, teachers were appointed to preach extremism,” the data minister stated, whereas addressing the launching ceremony of “Charter of Peace”, organised by Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies.

Chaudhry had stated the state and authorities are “not fully prepared” to take care of extremism, including that they needed to “take a step back” whereas coping with the TLP.

The info minister had additionally stated the nation faces “no danger from America or Europe”. Pakistan faces “the biggest danger from within”, he stated.

Chaudhry had lamented that the menace of extremism is one that would isolate and destroy a rustic, and sadly, Pakistan “was pushed” in the direction of it for political and international coverage causes.

Shedding gentle on different issues, he had stated that “we have destroyed our policing and administrative system” and haven’t even discovered an alternate for it.

“If you cannot even save the lives of the people, how will you create a soft image? A state which cannot establish its writ for a prolonged period cannot survive for long.”

The info minister had famous that when the writ of the state ends, extremist components start to carry sway. He added that upholding the legislation is essential to bringing a constructive change in society.


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