Pak readying 'exit policy' for security forces stationed in NWFP

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Peshawar, June 20 (ANI): The Pakistan government is preparing an'exit policy' for the army currently stationed in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), and engaged in a gruesome battle against the Taliban and other extremists.

Talking to media persons at Governor's House here, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said the government has allocated 25 billion rupees to enhance the capability of civil armed forces.

"We are preparing an exit policy for the army, and for this reason, the government has allocated 25 billion rupees for the capacity building of police, the Levies Force and the Frontier Corps," The Daily Times quoted Gilani, as saying.

Gilani said the aid earmarked for the army would be spent over the next two years, and it would primarily be utilized for training and providing equipments needed for a sound civil administration in troubled regions.

When enquired about the government's decision to initiate a war in Waziristan similar to the one in Swat, Gilani said the government would take action against the extremists wherever in the country they challenge its writ.

"The government has no intention of ordering an operation everywhere, but we will take action where the writ of the state is being challenged," he said.

Gilani also rejected any conciliation with the Taliban, saying they (Taliban) must surrender to the security forces.

"The only way out for them is to surrender," said Gilani. (ANI)

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