Rising extremism in Pak cannot be countered as long ISI bred terrorists: Report

March 22nd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar.22 (ANI): As Pakistan creeps towards normalcy after a week long political bedlam, experts believe that it would be very difficult for it to overcome the menace of rising extremism as long as the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) continues to breed terrorists on its own soil.
According to a report compiled by a famous Asian expert, Fredric Grare, the threat of terrorism will persist for a long time to come until the ISI discontinue its nefarious activity of nurturing the terror outfits.
The threat of terrorism will persist as long as the ISI continues nurturing a number of extremist groups operating within and beyond Pakistans borders, the Carnegie Endowments report stated.
The report stressed on the need of reducing the Pakistan Armys increasing interference in the intelligence services as only then Islamabad can hope of a sustained support from the international community.
It also charged the ISI of carrying out a series of operations along the Kashmir border as well as the Afghan border which has resulted in further deterioration in the credibility of the democratic set-up of the country.
In his report, Grare has also asked the Pakistan Government to overhaul the intelligence set up as the previous resistance to co-operate in counter-terrorism is thinning.
The report also mentions about finding a new supply route for the allied forces engaged in the war on terror in Afghanistan through China and Iran to overcome the Islamabads increasing influence over the Western countries.
The report also urges international community to seek routes through China and Iran to reduce Islamabads leverage over Western countries fighting in Afghanistan.
This would help to gradually reverse the link of dependency between the international community and Pakistan, The Dawn qouted the report, as stating.
Pakistan is currently in the unique position of supporting both sides in the Afghan conflict, whereas the international community is inhibited in its relations with Islamabad because Pakistan was, until recently, the only country of transit for support and supplies for the international troops in Afghanistan, it added. (ANI)

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