State has right to declare armed Jehad in an Islamic country: Interior Minister

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PESHAWAR, Mar 08 (APP):Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal said Thursday that only state has the right to declare Jehad in an Islamic republic against evil forces and no citizen has the right to call for the killing of citizens.
The minister said individuals self rulings for Jehad will create anarchy and destabilize peace in the country.
Addressing a function here at Frontier Constabulary headquarters after inaugurating FC Flats and media talks, the Interior Minister declared that no enemy could defeat us until we have brilliant and brave jawans in the Army and FC.
He said some terrorists’ outfits had made the country hostage few years back and the country was being considered most dangerous for living while today it was an emerging economic nation and peaceful country.
The government, Army and police were united in war against
terrorism as result of which the terrorists were on the run. “We will not rest until elimination of the last terrorist. We will make the country a peaceful abode for our children.”
The Minister was presented salute upon arrival to the FC headquarter by the contingents of the FC troops. He also laid floral wreath at Yadgar Shuhada on this occasion.
In a media talks, he said PTI Chief Imran Khan was known for making tall claims and advises whereas he did not fallow the same in practical life.
“We put the country on road to progress under the leadership of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif but certain hidden forces were against it.”
Many important projects have brought to the country under CPEC by PML-N government which will ensure massive investment in the country besides making Pakistan an economic giant.
“We desire peace in Afghanistan as peaceful Afghanistan was in
the interest of Pakistan,” he said, adding India did not want peace in Pakistan and Afghanistan and arrest of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav was a prove of it.
He said unrest and chaos had been prevailing in the country before PML-N government came into power and today peace and law and order situation has been restored and foreign investment are coming to the country as evident from CPEC.
“We had successfully eliminated terrorism from the country with the cooperation of nation and security forces in our five years tenure and established government writ in all restive areas including KP, FATA and Karachi.”
To a question he said, we want to make Pakistan a economic giant
and are determined to make the institutions more strong and vibrant.
“We will construct new hospitals for FC and Frontier Corps and decided to provide best weaponry for civil armed forces.”
“It is for the political parties to ponder over the matters of horse trading in Senate election,” he said, adding massive horse trading was reportedly done in PTI ranks in the recent held senate election as admitted by the PTI leadership.
PML-N is ready to cooperate with every one for elimination of horse trading in Senate elections in future.
Our opponents have made a front against us but will continue to pass on the journey of progress and development and will work for strengthening of democracy, he concluded.