PESHAWAR - Tehrik-e-Istiqlal Central President Rahmat Khan Wardag has said that the federal government like other provinces should launch operation against terrorists in Punjab and stop flow of money to terrorists from foreign countries aimed to establish durable peace in the country. “The federal government under the National Action Plan (NAP) should take indiscriminate action against terrorists beyond any political affiliations across the country,” Rahmat Khan Wardag said while addressing a news conference here at press club on Saturday. He also condemned the terrorists attack on Punjab Interior Minister Col (Retd) Shuja Khanzada and termed it a cowardice act of anti-state elements. He also declared the Punjab government responsible for martyrdom of Shuja Khanzada, as no proper security was provided to him despite life threats to him by terrorists. He also said that a wave of anxiety spread across the country after Malik Ishaq’s incident.

Wardag also stressed the need to continue Rangers operation in Karachi against terrorists, extortionists, kidnappers and military wings of political parties without any discrimination. He also said that the military operation in Karachi shouldn’t be considered against any political party.

He also lauded the steps taken by Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif for initiating successful military assault ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ against terrorists in FATA. After the 18th Constitutional amendment, he said, the federal government should devolve all powers to provinces except the finance, defense, communication and foreign affairs ministries.