It seems Pakistan Authorities recognize their own inability to control Taliban Incursions into their territory and now consequently rely on armed villagers for protection of national and local sovereignty. Alert Attorney General Eric Holder and ObamaNation! The peasants are armed!!!
Christian Science Monitor
March 4, 2009
In a press statement, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti directed officials to distribute 30,000 rifles among “patriotic people” and “peace loving groups” to guard their villages and help the police tackle terrorism.
Such village militias have been credited with reducing violence in Iraq. A similar initiative is being considered in Afghanistan.
Peshawar city police spokesman Ijaz Abid says he fully supports the effort. “Since the police is repeatedly being targeted by militants, we are having major problems recruiting more people into the police force,” he says.
“We need all the help we can get, and if civilians can do some part of our job, nothing like it,” he continues.