Terrorism in Pakistan can be wiped out in 90 days: Imran Khan

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 05:39 hrs

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, who arrived in Quetta to join the protesting families of those who died in Thursday's attack, has said that terrorism "can be wiped out in 90 days".

Khan had previously said that the PTI could eradicate corruption in three months if voted into power, reports The Express Tribune.

Khan said his party was very clear on the matter of terrorism. He said certain terrorists can be brought to the negotiation table, while others will have to be dealt with guns.

Khan arrived in Quetta to express solidarity with the protesting families, who have been staging a sit-in at Alamdar Road since Friday, alongside 86 coffins carrying the victims' shrouded bodies.

Even 36 hours after the deaths of their loved ones, the families say they will not bury their dead unless the army takes control of the provincial capital and protects members of their sect from vigilante-style wings of extremist groups.

Khan said the incumbent government did not care about anyone, except for itself. He said Pakistan has no future under the present government. He added that people are fleeing Balochistan due to the current situation of security.

Khan added that the government was not doing anything, but "minting money" for financing their elections campaigns.

He said that governor rule should be imposed in Balochistan and that, if the governor agrees, the army should be called in to control the situation. He also said that the government of Balochistan should immediately step down.

Banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the bombings, which took place in an area dominated by the Hazara community and killed 102 people, with over 200 wounded.

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