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CM KPK Pervez Khattak has revealed that local army units refused to follow orders of provincial administration to engage with Taliban terrorists who attacked the DI Khan prison. He said that army units even did not follow orders to blow up Taliban TTP vehicles standing inside DI Khan jail. CM Khattal told Army conveyed to brass that local army units did not cooperate with KPK admin prior to DI Khan jail break. He revealed that full anti-terrorist attack rehearsal was carried out three days before to repel the DI Khan attack but army and local security institutions behaved as sitting ducks when it actually happened. Instead of fighting, they gave easy walkover to Taliban allowing them to complete their operation in the jail and an easy escape back to North Waziristan which is at least 70 miles from D.I.Khan.
CM Khattak also alleged that whole DI Khan Jail break drama was staged to malign and topple PTI government in KP province. Insider circles in Islamabad reveal that PML-N and JUI-F have approached Pakistan army and Sipah Sahaba Taliban to steup pressure on PTI govt in KP province, replacing it with PMLN-JUIF coalition government. While PMLN is known for its links with Takfiri Deobandi militants of ASWJ-Taliban, the footsoldiers are usually from the Deobandi sub-sect which is represented by Maulana Fazlur Rehman of JUIF.
Corps Commander Peshawar is now investigating into CM KPK’s allegations about DI Khan Jail break, however, it is anticipated that just like Abbottabad Commission and Saleeem Shahzaz Commission, this mattr too will end up in exoneration of army generals. (Reported by Rauf Klasra in daily Dunya – Urdu).
Recently Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Sunday (4 Aug 2013) that terrorists succeeded in breaking the Dera Ismail Khan jail although one division of the army was present in the city. “We have to find a new way to fight terrorism. There is an entire division of army in Dera Ismail Khan. It is beyond comprehension as to why law enforcement agencies didn’t counter the terrorists,” Imran told a press conference. The PTI chief called the jail incident a source of concern for the nation and said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak’s inquiry report would be brought forward. (Source)
When asked about the number of hardened criminals escaped from the jail, CM Mr Pervaiz Khattak said that 30 to 35 most wanted persons were among the total 250 runaway prisoners. He hinted at involvement of ‘big hands’ (army/ISI) in the jailbreak, but did not name any organisation, group or individual. “This is very strange that people came in pickup trucks, motorbikes, broke the jail and took away 250 prisoners easily,” the chief minister said, adding that no officer would be pardoned if negligence proved on his behalf. He said that federal interior minister should also visit the jail. (Source)
Hamid Mir’s quetion: http://jang.com.pk/jang/aug2013-daily/01-08-2013/col4.htm