Pak based foreign militants planning worldwide attacks: Musharraf

November 23rd, 2007 - 12:18 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Nov 23 (ANI): President General Pervez Musharraf has once again justified his emergency rule, saying that foreign militants based in Pakistan were planning terrorist attacks around the world.
He said Pakistan had to “get their own house in order” and then show its efforts to the West.
“Foreigners are sitting here and are planning terrorism all over the world,” he told PTVs interactive programme titled “Aiwan-e-Sadr Sey”.
“We have caught people who had maps of European countries and targets there. They (the West) are asking us to eliminate these people,” said Musharraf.
“We are also concerned because these people are also carrying out suicide bombings inside Pakistan. We have to put our own house into order and then talk to the West. They recognise our efforts,” Musharraf added.
Musharraf asked the nation to support the countrys law enforcement agencies against extremists and terrorists for Pakistans safe and secure future.
He said that the countrys armed forces were well equipped and fully prepared to protect the country, however it faced the greatest threat from internal extremists and terrorists.
Musharraf said the government was spending billions of rupees on several development projects in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, adding that there was a need to allocate more funds to undo the neglect of past.
He said that there was no martial law in the country and the civil government was working smoothly and was in a transition phase.
The Daily Times quoted Musharraf as saying that he had always believed in an independent media, and added that independence also comes with responsibility. (ANI)

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