Editorial nails Pakistan's 'no terror camps on its soil' lie

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Islamabad, Aug.20 (ANI): While Pakistan has been denying the presence of terror camps on its soil, an editorial in a leading English daily of the country suggests that Islamabad and also the international community were aware about such camps operating along the Line of Control (LoC).

"The entire world knew about them. Pakistani journalists knew about them and accounts were written about the heroism of their inmates in in-house journals that jihadi organisations published and circulated all over Pakistan. The truth is that Pakistan gave itself a bad name and endangered its own security at the hands of these 'trainees' later on," the Daily Times editorial said.

While New Delhi has accused Islamabad of abetting these terror camps to carry out attacks against it, Pakistan says it is working 'sincerely' to dismantle the terror safe haven, but it can hardly guarantee that there is no planning going on inside Pakistan by for more attacks on India.

"It has already admitted to it in the past: it had no clue that a 'charity organisation' (JuD) was plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks and wants more evidence from India to punish those who did it," the editorial said.

It said that it is a mistake on part of Pakistan to think that these camps could not be located.

"Training camps are not something that can be concealed from the world in these days of satellite photography. Pakistan would be foolhardy in restarting something which has not succeeded in the past and which endangers its own internal security now," it went to add.

The editorial stressed that it was important for both countries to restart the stalled bilateral talks in order to settle all impending issues.

"Given the circumstances, our suggestion to Prime Minister Singh is that he should decide quickly about restarting the stalled dialogue with Pakistan," the editorial concluded. (ANI)

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