Eliminating terrorism requires national unity: Imran

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Imran Khan has stressed that the war against terrorism is difficult but can be won if the nation is united.

The PTI chairman spoke with media here and said the nation had decided to fight terrorism and demanded the Frontier Constabulary (FC) be allowed to play its true role.

Khan said the FC is responsible for guarding the border between FATA and the province and should resume this duty. “The police cannot bear this additional burden.” According to Khan it was unrealistic to expect the police to fight terrorism.

The PTI chairman also called for the Pak-Afghan border to be controlled as 15,000-20,000 people were crossing it. “There are only 500 visas issued at the border,” Khan said.

He added terrorism could not be stopped without controlling movement at the Torkam border.

Khan also called on the federal government to help the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government over the issue of Internally Displaced Persons and Afghan refugees.

Khan arrived in Peshawar and visited the Army Public School along with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak and provincial cabinet ministers.

Imran Khan and Pervaiz Khattack saw different parts of the school and later visit the homes of the martyred children to meet and condole with their parents.

The PTI leader prayed for the quick recovery of the injured and asked the parents of the unfortunate children to be strong and patient.