PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Masood Kausar on Wednesday said that majority of the Pakistani Taliban were in favour of the anti-polio drive but only few of Pakistani Taliban fractions were against the campaign, DawnNews reported.
Talking to media representatives after inauguration of the anti-polio drive at Peshawar University, Kausar said that the Pakistani Taliban was not a single unit rather its consisted of different groups who do not take orders from a centralised body.
He said that had there was peace in the tribal areas the anti-polio drive would have been more successful.
He said that the areas which could not be accessed by the government officials, implementation of campaign were implemented through non-governmental means. Help of local tribesmen and ‘jirgas’ was also sought, he added.
He reiterated that the majority of Pakistani Taliban were in favour of government’s anti-poli drive.