Cornered Fazlullah will be nabbed dead or alive soon: NWFP Minister

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Peshawar, Sep.15 (ANI): North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain has said that Swat Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah would be nabbed dead or alive soon as the security forces have tightened the noose around him.

Hussain claimed that troops have surrounded the region where Fazlullah is believed to be hiding.

"Fazlullah has not yet surrendered and even if he does so, he will not be given amnesty and will be brought to justice," Hussain told media persons here.

He said the extremists who are apprehended would be dealt according to the law and authorities would appeal to the court to award them the 'harshest punishment possible'.

"The arrested Taliban will have to go through the judicial process and face the courts. They will not be given blanket amnesty," the Daily Times quoted Fazlullah, as saying.

Responding to a question regarding reports of massive killings of innocent people by the security officials during the Swat military offensive, Hussain said: "That's not true. That's a lie".

Hussain said normalcy was returning to the Valley and claimed that almost 95 percent area of Malakand division has been sanitized. (ANI)

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