ISLAMABAD: PPP Sena­tor Rehman Malik urged the government on Sunday to immediately convene a joint session of parliament and share with lawmakers information about the Jundullah militant organisation.

“The prime minister must call a joint session of parliament to disclose information about Jundullah and to tell people about it,” he said in a statement which he issued to condemn the suicide bombing at Wagah border in Lahore.

The former interior minister urged the government to tell the nation about the “reality of Jundullah, an emerging dangerous terrorist organisation”.

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In an apparent reference to the ongoing sit-in by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, he said it was the time for unity, not confrontation. “We as a nation must stand united along with the army to defeat terrorists.”


Rehman Malik calls for joint session of both houses of parliament


Mr Malik called for an enhanced role of law-enforcement agencies during Muharram to prevent any untoward incident.

Condemning the Wagah attack, he said no words were strong enough to condemn the cruelty and brutality of these terrorists whom he always called ‘Zaliman’.

He said such attacks were aimed at destabilising the country “but we will not let these...enemies of Pakistan succeed in their nefarious activities and malicious aims”.

Taliban could not be appeased and must be condemned by every Pakistani, particularly the political leadership of the country, he said.

He expressed the hope that the ongoing Zarb-i-Azb military operation in North Waziristan would lead to rapid and absolute elimination of terrorism and extremism.

Published in Dawn, November 3rd, 2014

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