Hafsa illegal parts will be demolished
ISLAMABAD, July 5(The Nation): Warning Maulana Abdul Rashid Ghazi to surrender unconditionally as he is left
with no other option, the Interior Ministry Spokesman Brig (Retd) Javed Iqbal
Cheema late Wednesday night said that the government would demolish the illegal
parts of Jamia Hafsa after operation.
Addressing a press conference to
update the media about sharp taking place developments, Brig (Retd) Javed Iqbal
taunted that after unsuccessful attempt of the 'Supreme Commander Maulana Abdul
Aziz Ghazi in the disguise of a veiled woman' the religio-extremists did not
have any rationale to resist the forces, adding, therefore, all of them
including younger Ghazi should surrender unconditionally.
government's commitment to end the dispute once for all, the interior ministry
spokesman hoped that after the arrest of Maulana Abdul Aziz, the operation would
come to an end not late by Thursday morning.
Responding a question, he said
that the Maulana did not surrender rather he was arrested by the Ranger and he
would be treated as per the law. He has to face so many criminal cases that are
registered against him, he added. Maulana along with his wife was arrested when
they were trying to flee at 8.15pm, he said.
On another query, the
ex-military man gave the update figures about dead and wounded, which according
to him stood at 16 dead and 94 injured. He said these figures are on the basis
of body counts and after the cleaning up the Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa the
final numbers would be more than these.
"About 1, 200 people have so far
surrendered and after the arrest of Maulana Aziz the seminary students are
coming out in bulks," he told.
Javed Iqbal categorically made it clear that
those who are involved in firing cases and in burning government buildings and
vehicles would not be spare at any cost as, according to him, the government has
video clips of all these activities.
The spokesman once again repeated the
offer of General Pervez Musharraf that the government would take full
responsibility of those who would surrender and want to spend normal life.
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