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What did PPP, MQM and ANP do to curb terrorism?

Discussion in 'Pakistani Siasat' started by UmarJustice, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. UmarJustice

    UmarJustice FULL MEMBER

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    Sep 4, 2012
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    The terrorist attacks on the PPP, MQM and ANP are obviously condemnable and cannot be condoned yet these parties have to blame themselves for what they are facing today.

    Not only during their just-completed five-year rule they failed to evolve any counter-terrorism strategy, they had also not made any serious effort to check terrorism and control the law and order situation.

    These political parties are also expressing their dissatisfaction over the caretaker government’s security measures but conveniently ignored the fact that the caretaker prime minister at the Centre and the interim chief ministers in the provinces, including Sindh, KPK and even Punjab, were the sweet choices of these three parties.

    MQM leader Farooq Sattar on Friday said that the terrorist attacks on the liberal-secular parties were being orchestrated, adding that the caretaker governments were incompetent. He, however, did not explain as to what their government did to check terrorism and that whose choice was the caretaker prime minister and the interim chief minister of Sindh.

    The interim chief minister Sindh was the choice of the PPP and MQM, the caretaker prime minister was the nominee of the PPP and its allies, the KP interim chief minister was the choice of the ANP and JUI(F) where the caretaker chief executive of Punjab was the nominee of the PPP.

    Ignoring their own failings, these political parties are now trying to pass the buck on to the Election Commission of Pakistan, the caretaker rulers that these parties themselves chose and the right-wing political parties, including the PML-N, Tehrik-e-Insaaf, Jammat-e-Islami, etc.

    The right-wing political parties are blamed for the mere reason that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is not targetting the election candidates and campaigns of these political parties.

    The PPP, ANP and MQM – the ruling coalition partners of the past five years – have been though in complete support of the US war on terror and had accepted it as Pakistan’s own war, practically did nothing to check terrorism.

    They did not evolve any counter-terrorism strategy during all these years. Instead, these three political parties were found no less than by the Supreme Court to have been involved in target killings in Karachi. They were accused of having armed groups within their own folds. The killings in Karachi and terrorist activities in other parts of the country, including KP, during their rule have been much more than today after their departure.

    Pakistan has been the target of worst form of terrorism during the last five years under the coalition regime of the PPP, ANP and MQM but despite having created the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (Nacta), the agency was never allowed to do its work; instead it was made either the dumping ground for disliked bureaucrats or was used to employ political appointees.

    Over half-a-dozen bureaucrats were made its head making it sure that no one should focus on the real mandate for which the Nacta was created. At least 40 inductions were made by the interior ministry without informing the Nacta authorities during the same period.

    Such has been the seriousness of the past rulers towards this top counter-terrorism body of the country that its chiefs were not even informed about the appointments made in the Nacta. “They were only intimated a month after the issuance of employment letters,” a source said, adding that as Nacta started searching for fresh recruits (political appointees), they were found absent but were receiving salaries at their homes.Nacta was set up through an executive order in 2008 for working as a liaison among the agencies involved in fighting terrorism since there exists no central body like this.

    What did PPP, MQM and ANP do to curb terrorism? - thenews.com.pk
  2. notsuperstitious

    notsuperstitious ELITE MEMBER

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    Btw what is the reason nawaz party or JEI are not attacked?
  3. ice_man

    ice_man SENIOR MEMBER

    Aug 23, 2009
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    basically PPP,ANP and MQM looted the nation and ignored whatever happened around them!

    they let drone strikes increase they didn't care about what happened as long as they were able to loot and plunder the nation! except give statements that pissed of the terrorists even more! lol