Lahore: The Pakistan Ex-servicemen Association (PESA) on Monday said the tragedy that that has struck Quaid-e-Azam International Airport at Karachi appears to have burst the bubble of good governance in Pakistan.
Claim of TTP that this attack was a reaction to recent killings of some terrorists in a local operation is unbelievable pack of lies, it said.
The former military strategists observed that a raid of such proportions at a large airport cannot be launched as a spontaneous reaction to a local operation that was carried out in reaction to raids by TTP related groups.
This was observed in a meeting of PESA with its president Lt Gen Ali Kuli Khan in chair. Vice Admiral Ahmad Tasnim, Air Marshal Masood Akhtar, Lt Gen Naeem Akbar, Brig Mian Mahmud, Brig Masud ul Hassan and others were also present in the meeting.
They said that the TTP must have carried out comprehensive planning and preparations before launching this raid.
It is the failure of police, CID and IB in particular, to break into gangs of terrorists, particularly their centres in cities, the former generals said.
They noted that police can only succeed if there is stability in tenures of senior police officers and entire police force and other investigating agencies in Pakistan are not politicized.
PESA had from the outset expressed its fears that TTP would use the drama of so-called peace talks and cease fire to spread and strengthen their tentacles in major cities for some big blasts.
Unfortunately that has come true. There should have been no doubt in any one’s mind that TTP leader, Fazalullah would never agree for peace with Government of Pakistan, they opined.
Fazlullah is determined to avenge his defeat in Swat. If there are real indications about break among TTP groups, then it may be more fruitful if back channel talks are carried out with those groups which are willing for peace, said PESA.