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‘Why did he open doorways for terrorists’: Maryam Nawaz blames ex-ISI chief for Peshawar blast

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PTI chairman Imran Khan’s facilitator – Gen Faiz Hamid – who was posted in Peshawar (as Corps commander) was answerable for the Peshawar assault, Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz stated.

Lahore,UPDATED: Feb 2, 2023 03:00 IST

Pakistan’s deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz (Photo: Reuters)

By Press Trust of India: Pakistan’s deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday held former spy grasp Gen Faiz Hamid answerable for the suicide assault in a high-security zone mosque in Peshawar that killed 101 individuals, together with 97 policemen.

“Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s facilitator – Gen Faiz Hamid – who was posted in Peshawar (as Corps commander) was responsible for the Peshawar attack,” Maryam, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior vice-president, informed a celebration gathering in Bahawalpur metropolis of Punjab.

A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up throughout the afternoon prayers on Monday within the mosque within the Police Lines space in Peshawar, killing 101 individuals and injuring greater than 200 others.

The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed duty for the assault.

“The one (Gen Hamid) whom Imran Khan used to call his eyes, hands and ears, was posted in Peshawar (Corps commander). Why did he open doors for terrorists (from Afghanistan)? Why did he say that terrorists were our brothers and invited them to Pakistan? Why did he release hardcore terrorists from prison?” Maryam requested.

She additional stated, “Had he (Gen Hamid) become the eyes, hands and ears of Pakistan, this situation (of terrorism) would not have happened.”

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Maryam additionally taunted the previous ISI chief for his “controversial visit” to Afghanistan on the time of the autumn of Ashraf Ghani authorities. “This man used to say in Afghanistan that everything is fine while drinking qahwa,” she lambasted.

Lt Gen Hamid, who served because the chief of the spy company Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) from June 2019 to November 2021, was the primary high-ranking overseas official to go to Afghanistan after the Taliban seized the Afghan capital in mid-August in 2021.

In the final part of his stint as head of the ISI, he turned the main target of an issue between Imran Khan after which military chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa because the latter had determined to put up him as commander of the Peshawar Corps and the previous was not keen to alleviate him. He was in the end posted out to Peshawar, the place he served for lower than a yr earlier than being moved to the Bahawalpur Corps.

The put up of ISI chief is taken into account some of the vital within the Pakistan Army, which has dominated the nation for greater than half of its 75 plus years of existence and has hitherto wielded appreciable energy within the issues of safety and overseas coverage.

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Maryam stated her father rid the nation of terrorism nevertheless it returned due to the unhealthy insurance policies of the Imran Khan regime.

She additionally not directly hit out at former military chief Gen Bajwa and former chief justice Saqib Nisar for her father’s ouster.

“If Nawaz Sharif was the cause of all problems then there should have been rivers of milk and honey flowing in the country during the four-year tenure of Imran Khan,” she stated, including that Nawaz Sharif and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif saved the nation from changing into Sri Lanka, which is dealing with its worst financial disaster in many years.

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Feb 2, 2023

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