On whether his assurance to stop the infiltration across the LoC would last or whether he has put any time limit on it, Musharraf said in an interview that there was no time limit on his assurances but expected some reciprocation from the Indian side.
"We have not given any time limits. I said nothing is happening across the Line of Control. But, of course, one can imagine, unless there is some progress, some movement on Kashmir, some response and some reciprocation from the Indian side... How long will all this remain quiet for no movement on Kashmir," he told the BBC in an interview.
Musharraf also ruled out any threat posed by "extremists" in Pakistan to his government and said that
involvement of Al Qaeda and the Indian intelligence agency RAW was not ruled out in the recent attacks on Christians in Pakistan.
"They do not pose any threat to the government. They are just extremists. They can undertake extremist acts. But you will see in these elections that they have no place in politics. They are not supported by the public at large," he said.
However, Musharraf admitted that the entry of Al Qaeda into Pakistan has caused "anxiety.' "As far as their coming into Pakistan, it causes, yes to a degree of anxiety specially their coming in and getting into the cities, like we caught some of them from Faisalabad and Lahore.
"This is bad. Because they carry out destabilisation within cities. That is a worrisome act. But I do not think that is widespread. I think they are more on the borders, if at all they are there. They are there, yes in a certain
number, which I can not specify," he said.
He said he could not specify the involvement of the group in the recent attacks on Christian institutions.
"I can't specify the involvement in the terrorists acts. There is no surety as yet -- there are some indications that maybe there was some foreign element involved.
"But when we talk of foreign element, possibility of Al Qaeda and possibility of RAW and Indian involvement also is there. We are trying to examine. But this is our own extremists I think," he added.
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