Pak Opposition slams Imran Khan for Taliban regaining stronghold in Swat valley

Islamabad, Sept. 16 (ANI): Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) has claimed that Taliban has returned back to Swat and Malakand division in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province during last three months, following the killing of senior military officers on Sunday.

ANP spokesperson Senator Zahid Khan said that soon after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took charge of the province, reports have started to emerge that militants have reinforced their position by taking advantage of PTI's lenient policy, the Express Tribune reports.

Khan said the killing of Major General Sanaullah and Lieutenant Colonel Tauseef along with a soldier in Upper Dir proves not only the regrouping of militants in their old strategic stronghold areas, but also their double standards after the government's decision to negotiate with the militant outfit.

He alleged that the K-P police did not take any action against the militants due to unclear policy of the provincial government, the report added.

He also lambasted the K-P government for announcing a unilateral decision to pull out military. (ANI)


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