Interior Minister Rehman Malik condemning the murder attempt on peace activist Malala Yusufzai said that it looks like the Tehrik-Taliban Pakistan was not involved in this attack but is the work of a splinter group of TTP.
Talking to media during visit to office of Parliamentary Reporters Association at Parliament House on Tuesday Rehman Malik said that a report has been sought of the murder attack on Malala Yousafzai and it is unlikely that the attack was carried out by TTP but it looks like the handy work of a splinter group of TTP, which is working on a separate agenda.
He said that threat of terrorism still looms large in the federal capital due to which the security has been placed in high alert. He said that it has been decided to extend the Red Zone area and the area would be covered from all four sides by barbed wires.
Malik also said that we managed to foil terrorists plot to attack the US embassy on the Youm-e-Eshq-Rasool day. He said that interrogations of 19 motorcyclists who were on bound to US embassy with petrol bombs has been started and the faces of arrested would be made public.
In response to a question he said that the country is passing through a difficult phase and external forces are bent upon destabilising the country. He said in current circumstances we need to stand united.