RAWALPINDI:(APS)January 14, 2017-Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has said that there is no room for the proscribed terrorist outfits in the country.
Talking to the media persons at Kalar Syedan in Rawalpindi on Saturday, he said either the elements of these outfits are eliminated in the operation or their cases are before the courts.
He regretted the criticism made on his statement regarding the sectarian outfits. He said his statement in the Senate is on the record and maintained that there is a difference between the organizations proscribed on sectarian lines and the terrorist outfits. He said there is a need to enact separate laws to deal with outfits proscribed on sectarian lines.
Responding to a question about the extension of military courts, the interior minister said the government and the opposition parties have held a meeting on the matter. He said the aim is to establish such a system, which ensures speedy trial of the terrorists.
To a question about the missing persons, the interior minister said that our effort is to recover the missing persons at the earliest. Matters in this regard are moving forward but he cautioned that controversy should not be created on the issue.
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said due to the steps of the present government, four hundred and fifty thousand fake identity cards were blocked. He, however, said those found according to the law will be unblocked soon. He said about thirty two thousand and four hundred passport of aliens were also blocked during the period. He said this campaign against aliens and fake identity card holders will be taken to logical conclusion.
When asked about the committee constituted to investigate the planted story, the interior minister said the committee headed by a retired judge has almost finalized its report. The committee is expected to furnish its report to the government in the next few days.