Ex-Pak PM Gilani says Punjabi Taliban finally acknowledged by government

Islamabad, Aug. 26 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the country's government has now acknowledged the existence of 'Punjabi Taliban', contrary to the past practices of denial.

Gilani clarified that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP)-led coalition government had refrained itself from confirming the existence of the local terror group in the country to ensure there were no political prisoners during its whole term, the Daily Times reports.

The former premiere explained that it was not easy for the PPP government to complete its five-year term until and unless it refrained from politics of violence and revenge. (ANI)


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