LeJ has safe havens in Punjab
* Interior minister urges Punjab government to take action against banned outfit
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) had safe havens in Punjab.
The Punjab government should take action against the criminals of the banned outfit, he told reporters at a ceremony at Police Lines.
The interior minister said Pakistan will soon request the Interpol for repatriation of Tehrik-e-Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir from Afghanistan.
Maulvi Faqir was arrested by the Afghan forces from border area a few days ago.
Malik said that Maulvi Faqir was involved in a series of terror attacks in the country. “We want his deportation to Pakistan so that action can be initiated against him in accordance with the law,” he added.
Replying to a question about Taliban’s dialogue offer, Malik said first they (Taliban) should demonstrate seriousness for talks by surrendering their arms.
The minister said law and order was a provincial subject, therefore, provincial governments were responsible to maintain that.
He appreciated the country’s intelligence agencies for providing complete and correct information about terrorists and hoped the masses would soon get rid of terrorism.