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'Terror groups backed by Pakistan carried out Bacha Khan University massacre'

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 18:26
Zee Media Bureau
'Terror groups backed by Pakistan carried out Bacha Khan University massacre'

Islamabad: Great-granddaughter of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan aka Bacha Khan has accused Pakistan's homegrown terror groups of carrying out dastardly attacks on the university, killing 21 innocent people.

Yasmin Nigar Khan – head of All India Pakhtoon Jirga-e-Hind – opines that since Frontier Gandhi (as Bacha Khan was popularly known as) was a respectable figure in Afghanistan also, so terrorists from there would not assault anything named after him.

“It’s unbelievable that any Afghan would attack a university that is named after Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. So the popular notion that Tehrik-e-Taliban is responsible for the attack on the Bacha Khan University is a cooked up story,” Yasmin told Hindustan Times.

She further told HT that Taliban also did not carry out Peshawar school attack which claimed the lives of 150 people dead.

“The Pakistani government and terrorist outfits supported by Pakistan are responsible for both the attacks. They have a dual mission: first to vitiate the minds of the Pakhtoons from the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan against the Afghans because Afghanistan is supporting the cause of an independent Pakhtoonistan,” she said.

“Second, Pakistan wants public sentiments to be (once again) in its favour after the recent attack on the Pathankot airbase by terrorist outfits from Pakistan,” she added.

42-year-old Yasmin has never been to Pakistan as she fears she would be arrested for her open support to independent Pakhtoonistan.

First Published: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 18:10
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