`Pak to follow Saudi de-radicalisation policy`

Malik said the government is fully determined to expose all elements involved in acts of terrorism across the country.

Last Updated: Sep 01, 2011, 23:56 PM IST

Islamabad: With radicalisation deepening its
roots in Pakistan and becoming a major worry, Interior
Minister Rehman Malik on Thursday said the country will follow the
policy of de-radicalisation being pursued by Saudi Arabia.

"We want to remove concepts of extremism from the society
and it is our aim to eliminate the groups of terrorists with
their nefarious designs and affiliation with political groups
or extortionists in one way or the other," Malik said.
He said the policy of Saudi Arabia will be followed to
tackle extremism.

Following a series of deadly terrorist attacks in 2003,
the Saudi Arabian government had created a counterterrorism
strategy focusing on rehabilitating extremists and preventing
their violent ideology from spreading.

Talking to reporters in Karachi, Malik said the
government is fully determined to expose all elements involved
in acts of terrorism across the country.

"It is our objective and plan to work with the youth to
introduce community policing with the co-operation of area
police and paramilitary force in Karachi," he added.

Malik said that after Eid holidays, media would be given
the recordings and DVDs of alleged terrorists, who, according
to him, had confessed their crimes and their modus operandi.
The interior minister has earlier made several promises of
exposing the arrested terrorists to the media.

PTI