Islamabad Politics Report/Moazzam Raza Tabassam: Incharge of Central Election Cell of Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Taj Haider in a Press Statement had held the close links of PML (N) governments with religious extremist groups solely responsible for Pakistan being placed in the Grey List of FATF.
Senator Taj Haider said, that the great sacrifices rendered by PPP and other progressive political parties, civilians law enforcing agencies, the Armed Forces and the citizens for combating Extremism and Terrorism have all gone in vain because of the Patronage and accommodation of these groups by the PML (N) governments.
Starting with giving sufficient time under the cover of peace negotiations to extremist groups to reorganize and re-arm themselves, then sabotaging the National Action Plan, the non-provision of Funds and personnel to National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), permission to persons on Terrorist lists to contest elections are some of actions that were taken by PML (N) to support extremist groups,Senator Taj Haider said
As a result Pakistan today faces the danger of being placed in the black list of FATF and having economic sanctions imposed upon it, Senator Taj Haider said
PPP government that came to power in 2008 took bold action on freeing Swat and almost the entire FATA from the hold of Terrorists and gave the sacrifices of Shaheed Salman Taseer and Shaheed Shahbaz Bhatti, Senator Taj Haider said.
PPP was not allowed to run its political campaign in 2013 on Gun Point while the pro-Taliban PML (N) and Tehrik-e-Insaf were running their respective election campaigns most comfortably, Senator further said.
Senator Taj Haider said that World Community should recognize that PPP remains undeterred in its resolve to crush extremism and Terrorism. This firm resolve is expressed in the PPP election Manifesto 2018, which shall be implemented by its next Government.