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All banned outfits members to be brought into mainstream: Ijaz Shah

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmed Shah on Wednesday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would be bringing all banned outfits into the mainstream by providing them with employment opportunities.

Talking to a private news channel, the interior minister said that the writ of government would be established at any cost throughout the country. “Nobody would be allowed to use Pakistan’s soil against any country or for his own nefarious designs,” he said while adding that the country had already rendered more sacrifices while fighting terrorism than any other country as 80,000 innocent people had paid with the price of their lives.

To a question about the Afghan war against Russia, he said that every aspect had some advantages and disadvantages. “Pakistan is a frontline state in the Afghan war as we share the border with it. The current government is committed to the elimination of corruption in the country for which remarkable initiatives against money laundering to improve the national economy,” he stated.

“National institutions must be empowered to curb the menace of corruption from the country,” he emphasised.

To another question, the minister replied that Asif Ali Zardari would not have been arrested if cases against him were not strong.

He said the PTI led government was not responsible for prevailing economic crises adding steps had been taken to stabilize the country’s economy.

The minister said the case should be registered against Sharif brothers on Judge video scandal.