KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday slammed the Taliban for trying to drag the country back to the “stone-age.”
Addressing a gathering during the closing ceremony of a two-week cultural festival in his home province of Sindh, Bhutto also urged the country to rise up against the threats.
“The Taliban want to impose the law of terror in the country, but I want to tell them, if you have to live in Pakistan you will have to follow its constitution,” he said. “We don’t accept the law of terrorists” he added. “Some people are trying to bring back the stone-age era in the country in the name of Islam.”
The start of 2014 has seen a surge in militant violence with more than 130 people killed.
“The terrorists should think of the time when the whole nation will stand against them,” Bilawal added Saturday in Makli, around 100 kilometres (60 miles) to the north of Karachi.
“We are Muslims and the terrorist groups should not try to teach us Islam.”