Pakistan minister: Supporters of terrorists live among us

Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Sunday said every citizen was required to be vigilant as "the sympathisers and supporters of these terrorists live among us"."To fight terror, every Pakistani citizen has to
pakistan minister supporters of terrorists live...
IANS December 21, 2014 23:48 IST

Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Sunday said every citizen was required to be vigilant as "the sympathisers and supporters of these terrorists live among us".

"To fight terror, every Pakistani citizen has to play their part," Dawn online quoted Khan as saying at a press conference here as he urged all citizens to be vigilant with regard to the terror threat.

He welcomed the "strong condemnation of the terrorists by the country's Ulema", adding that "madrassas must not become a hot bed of extremism".

The interior minister, however, claimed that "based on intelligence reports received" 90 percent of madrassas in the country had no connection to terrorism.

He also revealed that mobile phone SIMs played a big role in the terrorist attack in Peshawar school that killed over 140 people.

"In the Peshawar attack, five SIMs were issued by a private company that helped to facilitate the attack.

"We will see what action can be taken and whether an FIR can be lodged against the company," he said.

 

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