Interior Minister Rehman Malik.—File photo

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior minister Rehman Malik, while terming the Taliban as ‘contract killers’, said that the Taliban were involved in terrorist activities but called themselves ‘Muslims’,  DawnNews reported on Monday.

Speaking to media representatives in Islamabad, the interior minister said that Attack on Bannu jail was a pre-planned conspiracy.

The interior minister said that a new security strategy has been devised after the Bannu jail break incident.

Replying to a question about security situation in Chilas and Gilgit, Malik said that two suspects, who were allegedly involved in the violent activities, have been arrested.

“Curfew in Gilgit will be relaxed in the day-time,” the interior minister added.

Talking about the security arrangement for the upcoming Bangladesh cricket team’s visit to Pakistan, Malik said that tight security will be provided to the visiting team.

“Fans of cricket in the country will not be disappointed,” the interior minister added.

Responding to a question regarding the issue of bin Laden’ family, Malik said that interior ministry has no objections in sending the family members to their respective home countries.

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