July 29, 2005
— Ace Lately I'm more worried about the Pakistanis than anyone else, but it's a start.
Sort of. Not sure the lack of a Visa is going to deter these people.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says all foreign students at madrassas, or religious schools, some 1,400 pupils, must leave the country.
"Any (foreigners) in the madrassas - even dual nationality holders - will leave Pakistan," Gen Musharraf said.
This is the latest in a series of measures the president has announced in a renewed clampdown on extremism.
Madrassas have been in the spotlight after one of the London bombers was reported to have studied at one.
Gen Musharraf told foreign journalists in Islamabad: "They must leave. We will not issue visas to such people.
"We will not allow madrassas to be misused for extremism, hatred being projected in our society."
I don't want to arrest the workers. I want the leaders of the banned groups. I'm not impressed by figures. We want to get all of the bigwigs
No new visas will be issued to foreigners wishing to study in the schools.
An ordinance would be adopted "in the coming days" on the new move, Gen Musharraf said.
He also told journalists that action would be taken against any of the madrassas that did not register with the authorities.
The president had previously announced all schools must register before December.
Pakistani forces have detained hundreds of clerics and suspected militants since President Musharraf announced a new crackdown on 15 July.
Via The Corner.
They have tried to blow him up at least three times in the past few years and we probably have not heard about the dozens of other plots that have been smashed. Pakisitan is a BACKWARD country. A REALLY BACKWARD COUNTRY. These people are not without influence and powerful friends.
I think the General has been spending a lot of time cleaning out the Intelligence Services there so that he does not have to watch his back 24-7. He cannot move against the Islamists until he can totally rely on the ability to smash them should push really come to shove.
Under the circumstances I think he is doing the best he can , trying to marginalise the loons among the population, and trying to stay alive. Not a job I would want.
Posted by: dougf at July 29, 2005 07:43 AM (STFua)
Posted by: Sue Dohnim at July 29, 2005 08:21 AM (rE+jU)
So how can this be taken as anything other than lip service?
Posted by: epobirs at July 29, 2005 11:08 AM (51CH/)
If there's no foreigners in there, then who knows what's going on...the Pakistanis can then claim whatever the hell they like.
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