Pak Army not involved in human rights violations in Malakand, says Army General

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Peshawar, July 29(ANI): Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Asif Yasin has said that the Pakistan Army is not involved in any kind of human rights violations in the Malakand division of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (formerly North West Frontier Province-NWFP).

Asif said that the forces would remain in the tribal areas until order is completely restored.

He said that due to the successful operations of the security forces, the terrorists have suffered great losses in their native areas and were targeting innocent civilians out of sheer frustration, The Dawn reports.

The Corps Commander also insisted that one terror incidence should not be related to overall situation of law and order in the province adding that security situation was relatively better in Peshawar, Mardan and Mingora.

With regard to killing of Provincial Information Minister Ifikhar Hussain's son, he said that Iftikhar was targeted in view of his tough stance against terrorists and for his vocal support of the Pakistan Army, and the government's policy on war against terror. (ANI)

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