Peshawar, Mar 13 (ANI): Not only are common people going to seek the Taliban's help against powerful elements in their respective areas, but Pakistani lawmakers are also now threatening their colleagues in the NWFP Assembly by letting the Taliban loose on them to settle personal scores.
Many attending Thursday's session of the assembly were stunned when they heard a lawmaker warning a provincial minister of calling the Taliban, if he (minister) continued interfering in postings and transfers in his constituency.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid's MPA Muhammad Zahir Shah from Shangla, bordering the restive Swat district, through a call attention notice once again accused the NWFP Minister for Schools and Literacy Sardar Hussain Babak of his alleged involvement in the 'illegal' postings and transfers of primary teachers and other officials of the education department.
"I don't understand the claims of the ANP leaders for following the principles of Bacha Khan, but they are torturing poor people of my constituency by frequent posting and transfers of primary teachers," The News quoted him, as saying.
Zahir Shah said that if the Education Minister was taking revenge from him then the government should plainly put him in jail rather than punishing the teachers' community.
"The ANP should terminate the basic membership of the concerned minister or take back ministry from him, otherwise I will submit an application against the provincial minister in the court of Swat-based Taliban," he added.
Not only the speaker of the NWFP Assembly, but the whole nation should take seriously the request of an elected representative when he is feeling no hesitation, that too on the floor of the assembly, to seek help of outlaws and militants against a provincial minister, the paper said.
Zahir Shah justified his plea when he shared a list of more than 36 teachers and class-IV employees being transferred and appointed by direct involvement of the education minister. (ANI)