Can’t wish away foreign militants in Pakistan: Musharraf

March 9th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Karachi, March 9 (IANS) Admitting to the presence of foreign militants in Pakistan’s restive northwest, former president Pervez Musharraf said the issue should be addressed head-on as it could not be wished away.
“There are foreigners sitting here in our territory. Call them Al Qaeda, militants or by whatever name, but there are there,” Musharraf said at a press conference here on his return from attending an international conclave in New Delhi.

“We have to remove them from our territory. The government has to take action against them. It is for Pakistan to take action and not for foreign agencies to do so,” the former president added.

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