Friday, July 13, 2007

Pakistan To Defeat Extremism And Terrorism

The extremism and terrorism will be defeated in every corner of Pakistan, President Pervez Musharraf said in a national address. The operation against the Lal Masjid, or the Red Mosque, will not eliminate extremism and terrorism from the society but the government's resolve is unwavering in defeating the menace in every province and corner of the country, Musharraf said when addressing the nation on radio and television.
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf
The government will not allow any other mosque to be misused like Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa in the country, the president said. Government troops started a full-fledged operation against defiant armed personnel of Lal Masjid in the wee hours of Tuesday after a talk negotiated through religious scholars failed to convince the armed personnel to surrender. The military confirmed Wednesday night that 73 bodies had been recovered from the mosque.