PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that four out of 10 terrorists were Pakistanis while three were Chechens in Peshawar airport attack, adding that the remaining three belonged each to Uzbekistan, Karghyzistan, and Daghistan.

Talking to media persons after assembly session here on Tuesday, he said that terrorist outfits now using foreigner elements as they are facing shortage of trained local fighters.

He said that in the first phase these foreigner terrorists came to Afghanistan and after Tora Bora bombing these militants reached to Pakistan tribal area. 

He said that there are strong links between militants of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and foreigner terrorist outfits. He said that when foreigner militants raided Bacha Khan International Airport, the responsibility was claimed by local militants, which shows strong linkages between them.

He said that foreign power using Pakistani land for their own motives, besides they provide training and financial support to them.

When asked regarding contact with those countries to which militants belonged, he said that these countries have already disowned terrorism and terrorist elements and now it is their responsibility to eliminate these terrorists from Pakistan.

When asked regarding investigation of the Saturday night attack, he said that investigation is underway and they also probing this matter that from where militants fired rockets.

Meanwhile, tThe administration of district Lower Dir has constructed three link roads, retaining walls and drainage system in different areas of Bambolai, Kandaw to Uthman abad and Sabar Shah Dheri villages to provide best transportation and other civic facilities to the communities.

Thousands of people would get benefit of these developmental schemes. A press release issued by Malakand Development Program (MDP) stated to prioritize most urgent needs of the local people, the administration constructed 2287 meters long extensive link road in Bambolai village of Adenzai sub-division besides construction of 24 meters long retaining wall. Another 2287 meters long PCC link road from GPS Kandaw to Uthmanabad, union council Kotkai in Maidan Sub Division was also repaired and rehabilitated. Along with the road 347 meters extended drains was also constructed to improve the drainage system. Naib Tehsildar Lal Qila Maidan Fazli Khaliq along with community members formally inaugurated the link road. In its ongoing efforts 593 meters extensive link road and 82 meters Long Street was paved in Sabar Shah Dheri, in Rabath union council. Forty six meters retaining wall also builds up to keep the road protected from rain and reduce future flood damages. Besides this, 82 meters causeway and 200 meters drain was also constructed in the village. With the completion of these uplift projects, not only these areas have been connected with dozens of other villages, but dwellers would have easy access to the hospitals, markets and other government offices.