NWFP govt. sacks 55 more employees over Taliban links

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Peshawar, Jan.27 (ANI): Days after sacking 30 employees over terror links, the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government has fired 55 more employees for having links with banned terror organisations, particularly the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, The Daily Times reported.

Over 155 government employees of various departments were facing charges of maintaining links with the Taliban.

Earlier, the provincial education department had sacked 29 employees over alleged links with the Taliban.

The department said that it has dismissed the employees after it established their links with extremists.

NWFP's Home Department said that it had recommended to the government to remove 29 employees of the education department after a probe confirmed the government employees' links with militants.

A statement issued by the provincial government said the sacked employees were involved in "anti-state activities".

According to sources, all the dismissed government employees belong to Malakand area, where the security forces are engaged in an intense battle against the militants. (ANI)

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