Taliban threatens foreign relief workers in Pak

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Peshwar, Aug 27: The terrorist group Taliban threatened foreigners helping Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the country"s history.

Taliban leaders told that the presence of foreigners in the relief activities was unacceptable. The militant group has attacked aid workers in the country before, and an outbreak of violence could complicate a relief effort that has already struggled to reach the eight million people who are in need of emergency assistance.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq told that the United States and other countries that have pledged support are not really focused on providing aid to flood victims but had other motives he did not specify.

"Behind the scenes they have certain intentions, but on the face they are talking of relief and help. No relief is reaching the affected people, and when the victims are not receiving help, then this horde of foreigners is not acceptable to us at all," said Azam Tariq.

However, United Nations (UN) reported that it would not be deterred by violent threats. UN humanitarian chief John Holmes told the UN remained committed to helping flood victims in Pakistan.

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