Interior Minister Rehman Malik. — Photo by AP

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Monday said that no preparations were underway for a military operation in the North Waziristan tribal region, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives in Islamabad, Malik said the plot to attack 14-year-old rights activist Malala Yousufzai was made in the Pak-Afghan border region.

The minister moreover said that the details of shifting Malala to the UK had not been made public due to security concerns.

Malik said Malala's condition had improved and swelling on her brain's membrane had decreased.

Pakistani doctors were also accompanying Malala, the minister said, adding that, she could also breathe without a ventilator.

He said the impression that a military operation for North Waziristan was being planned in the wake of the attack on Malala was wrong.

The minister further said that Malala's attackers had been identified and the plot to attack the child activist had been made in the Pak-Afghan border region.

He said the names of the attackers were not being revealed for several reasons, adding that, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had threatened to attack Malala again.

The minister said certain media house had also been threatened by the militants over their coverage of the attack on Malala.

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October 15, 2012 9:52 am
Who are you to decide?
October 15, 2012 9:51 am
Pakistan should not do anything what others want to do.
October 15, 2012 9:40 am
Good clear thinking for once.
Muhammad Alvi
October 15, 2012 1:47 pm
Things become normal! What do you consider normal? Were the things normal before this incident?
Agha Ata (USA)
October 15, 2012 2:58 pm
Incidentally, who is holding the cards? You, Mr. Rehman Malik, or the Army?
October 15, 2012 7:47 am
Nobody ever thought this government to do anything against their bosom friends - Talibans. After all the sufferes are defenceless people.
Cyrus Howell
October 15, 2012 5:36 pm
They are afraid of an army revolt in my opinion.
Laeeq, NY
October 15, 2012 12:46 pm
This is the government weakness that it can not take on these outlaws bands of terrorist hiding in theses tribes. They are not able to handle them with iron fist but letting it go by loosing so many of our armed forces and innocent people. It is time to bring this part of Pakistan under the constitution of Pakistan. We can not change their medieval ideology with out offering them moderne education along with their tradition believes. If we want Pakistan a peaceful place, we need to bring peace in those tribal areas. Government of Pakistan must show its authority on this part of Pakistan otherwise there is no way to resolve conflict in this are.
Ahmed Khan
October 15, 2012 3:16 pm
Yes, just as I thought. Pakistan will not defend its borders and will not bring law and order to its people. Then lets have USA increase its drone attacks and do the job that Pakistanis don't have the guts to do it themselves.
October 15, 2012 9:22 am
surrendering language
Concerned Citizen
October 15, 2012 8:19 am
Of course there would be no action for now.............and later until people move on to the next disaster.
Cyrus Howell
October 15, 2012 7:00 pm
What if the Taliban ruled our lives everyday, and we had to live in fear?
Jaseem Pasha
October 15, 2012 4:55 pm
Shame on you.
Cyrus Howell
October 15, 2012 5:41 pm
What is normal?
Agha Ata (USA)
October 15, 2012 12:55 pm
So, after a long deliberation and consideration all the chiefs of the armed forces decided to do nothing. WOW! I thought they did that (nothing) yester months and yester years. i didn't know they were not done yet!
October 15, 2012 7:57 am
What one fails to understand is that though the terrorist activities have been growing from the North Waziristan area why is the Government of Pakistan hesitating to take any action and in particular military one. Will it take the terror groups strike the PM or the President or COAS for any action to take place. Under the constitution all citizens are equal so when the common person is attacked dont they have right to justice the way the higher authorities have.
Cyrus Howell
October 15, 2012 5:42 pm
Who are "the others"?
pyarali khoja
October 15, 2012 11:13 am
Mr Malik keep making contradictory statements. Let Army do their work please.
October 15, 2012 11:12 am
Pakistan should not do anything until things become normal.
Hasan (Canada)
October 15, 2012 6:07 pm
The only word that best describes taliban and government is same i.e "Cowards". Taliban for attacking Malala. Government afraid of Taliban. Shame on both of you.
Abdullah Hussain
October 15, 2012 7:49 pm
I think for the present the government has taken a good decision. Attack in south & north Waziristan is not the only answer. After all peaceful means are exhausted only then extreme steps can be considered. Jazbati Faislay Acchay Nahi Hotain, please understand Pakistan cannot afford such outings now.
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