Swat peace deal intact: Pak Presidency

TNSM has no control over Taliban’s splinter groups: ISPRIslamabad, Apr. 27 : Despite the military offensive in the Lower Dir region of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), the Swat peace deal between the government and the Taliban is intact.

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's spokesperson, Farhatullah Babar, in a statement said : "The military's offensive in Lower Dir does not void the pact."

NWFP's Information and Public Relations Iftikhar Hussain added that military offensive in the district would not affect the ongoing peace efforts in Malakand Division and the Nizam-e-Adl Regulations.

"No parallel government would be allowed in any part of the province and government will take action against those who tried to destabilise the peace efforts for their vested interests," The Nation quoted Hussain, as saying. (ANI)