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Pakistan's Bilawal Bhutto lashes out at the 'stone-age' Taleban

Published on Feb 15, 2014 9:09 PM
Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (C) attends the cultural heritage festival at the ancient ruins of Moenjodaro, the UNESCO World Heritage site around 425 kilometres north of the port city of Karachi on February 1, 2014. Addressing a gathering during the closing ceremony of the festival he slammed the Taleban and urged the country to rise up against their threats. --PHOTO: AFP 

KARACHI (AFP) - Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of Pakistan's assassinated premier Benazir Bhutto, on Saturday slammed the Taleban 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, Mr Bhutto also urged the country to rise up against the threats.

"The Taleban 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.

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