Video: Parents of APS Martyrs Protest Against Government’s Proposed Amnesty To TTP
Last week, President Arif Alvi and Foreign Minister – Shah Mehmood Qureshi – in separate statements said that the government could announce conditional amnesty for TTP members. The statements received fierce criticism.
Now, parents of the APS martyrs have travelled to Islamabad to record their protest against the proposed amnesty for the proscribed group’s members.
The APS martyrs’ parents strongly condemned the government’s announcement. Mother of Shaheed Aslam Khan said that the statements of Arif Alvi and Shah Mehmood Qureshi have deeply hurt them.
“They don’t realise what decisions they are making. The killers of our kids do not deserve any forgiveness and sympathies,” she said.
she added: “They kept Ehsan Ullah Ehsan as a state guest and he got away from their (government) custody. He admitted to being a facilitator in army public school tragedy, why wasn’t he punished for his crimes? How did he get away from them like this?”
Mother of another APS martyr said that neither they are getting justice from the government nor from the army.
Government Proposed Amnesty To TTP:
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi recently in an interview with The Independent said that the government could pardon the Tehreek-e-Taliban, if they gave up their extremist activities and surrender.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) rejected the Pakistani government’s offer of amnesty in a statement.
“If the government promise or intend to implement the Sharia system in the country, we can declare an amnesty for our enemy,” the statement said.
The TTP statement also criticized Pakistan’s constitution. The banned group’s statement warned that “jihad” would continue against Pakistan’s secular democratic leaders and military if they pursued “anti-Islamic policies”.
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