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Pak security agencies enter Al-Qaeda network, says minister

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Aug 10, IRNA - Pakistan`s Information Minister Sheikh 
Rashid Ahmed has said that security agencies have entered into 
Al-Qaeda`s network. 
Talking to newsmen after the inauguration of Panting Exhibition 
here at a local Hotel in Rawalpindi on Monday, he said, "We have 
arrested Al-Qaeda members wanted to Pakistan and if we were able to 
arrest more, we would completely root out its network" 
He said that the attacks in Pakistan were the reaction to that 
To a question, he said that media was wrongly propagating about 
the hand over of Ahmed Khalfan Gillani. "Ahmed Khalfan is in the hands
of security agencies in Pakistan and has not been handed over to USA."
Sheikh Rashid denied any military operation in Balochistan, 
however he added that those involved "in attack and run" would not 
"Three cantonments are being established in Gwadar as it is the 
soil of Pakistan and the Deep Sea Port is a corridor for economic 
revolution." He said that some "hidden" enemies are trying to sabotage
the investment in Gwadar. 
To another question, the official said that political dialogue to 
resolve the issue in tribal area is underway, while the Pak Army would
remain there. 
"If any body holds the gun, befitting reply will be given to 
them," he added. 

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