Pak Army's offensive in tribal areas pushing country towards 'civil war': Imran Khan

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London, Mar.19 (ANI): Criticising the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) led government for launching military operations in country's tribal regions, cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has warned that the Pakistani army's offensive is pushing the country to the brink of "civil war".

"It's civil war in the making," Imran told London's Evening Standard newspaper.

He also blasted the joint operation of Pakistani and the US forces in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, saying the offensive were actually turning more people against the government and America.

"They were like a bull in a china shop, fighting one or two guerrillas with aerial bombing of villages.That turned people against the army and a new phenomenon was created: the Pakistan Taliban," The Dawn quoted Imran, as saying.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said instead of waging a war against its own people, the government should work for the development of the deprived strata of the society, which would help in preventing people from taking to militancy.

"You will have no problem with extremists in Pakistan if you have democracy with a welfare state," Imran said. (ANI)

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