Islamabad, Dec.13 (ANI): The recent arrest of five US origin terror suspects in Sargodha (Pak Punjab) has raised serious concerns about the massive extremist indoctrination and terror training centres being run in the country.
While the international community has raised alarm over the arrests, there is no sign that Islamabad is working to shut down this infrastructure of hate-mongering and religious indoctrination.
What Pakistan, as a responsible nation, needs to understand that it not only has responsibilities towards itself, but also towards other nations, therefore it must take concrete steps to root out these institutions, which teaches terror and extremism.
An editorial in one of the leading English dailies of Pakistan has stressed that the country must respond to the need of the hour by coming down hard on these terror-training camps being operated inside its boundariesLet us also be clear that shutting down the jihad and terrorism infrastructure in Pakistan is not just about helping the outside world. Clearly, any responsible nation has duties towards other nations. But the fact is, the biggest victim of terrorism so far has been Pakistan itself," the editorial in the Dawn said.
Pakistan has to and it must wipe out these schools of extremism to safeguard its own interest.
"We need to defeat that infrastructure and we need to defeat it primarily for our own sake," the editorial said. (ANI)