ISLAMABAD- Former Interior Minister, Senator Rehman Malik claimed today that the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) have nexus with Taliban.
Talking to journalists in the Parliament House on Thursday, Malik said that the two militant organizations jointly carried out terror activities and claim responsibility for each other's bomb blasts. He said that BLA has suicide bombers and Jundullah and LeJ have close links with it. He claimed that a person named Siyal is head of LeJ in Balochistan.
Malik said that the peace negotiations between the government and Taliban seem to be failing, as different groups of Taliban are against the talks. He said that according to his information, Taliban and BLA will unite in future to carry out subversive activities. He said that army should be taken into confidence regarding the peace talks with Taliban.
The former Interior Minister said that terrorists of Ghazi force study in seminaries of Islamabad while Bara Kahu is going to be their stronghold. He said that 500 terrorists belonging to Ghazi force are present in Kohat. Speaking about the blast in Islamabad Fruit and Vegetable Market, Malik claimed that bomb was not placed in the fruit crate; rather it was already planted in the market.
Malik also claimed that 2013 elections were rigged and demanded investigation. Rehman Malik further predicted a deal in the offing between ex-president Pervez Musharraf and the government, allowing the former dictator to leave the country. Malik said that he believes Musharraf's departure is imminent. Musharraf is currently on the Exit Control List (ECL), and is barred from leaving the country.