Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari criticised Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), for his liberal stance toward terrorists on Saturday, saying that the former prime minister’s “greatest offence” was to encourage militants who had been routed to stand up again.
Without naming anyone, Bilawal mentioned Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesperson for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a banned organisation, and said that during Khan’s presidency, the attackers at the Army Public School (APS) fled to another country.
“Terrorists engaged in the Army Public School (APS) attack got out from prison and are now giving courses in Turkiye,” Bilawal claimed in a speech to PPP workers in Karachi.
In a social media-distributed audio message from February 2020, Ehsan asserted that he was no longer in the state’s custody and had “escaped.” A few days later, the former interior minister Ijaz Shah, who acknowledged Ehsan’s escape, verified the development.
“Those who called us an imported administration had actually imported terrorism, not us. Terrorists were freed from prison by Imran Khan,” according to Bilawal.
FM Bilawal questioned how the security of the nation could be jeopardised. “We have fought terrorism in the past, and we are still prepared to do so. The minister emphasised that despite its limited resources, Pakistan will triumph in its fight against terrorists. “We will destroy terrorists,” he declared.
The foreign minister accused the ousted prime minister of endorsing terrorism and said Khan struck a deal in exchange for the martyr’s blood.
Speaking about the recent wave of terrorist assaults in the nation, the minister said that the PPP government had successfully eradicated terrorism in the past.
He spoke to his mother, the late former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, and her efforts to eliminate terrorists in Pakistan, whose death anniversary was recently observed.