Seminaries under tight watch
By Mubasher Bukhari
LAHORE: After initial identification of the suicide attackers on President Pervez Musharraf as foreigners, law enforcement and secret agencies have starting collecting information about religious seminaries where foreigners are studying, Interior Ministry sources told Daily Times on Friday. “The agencies have completed preliminary investigations after interrogating the eyewitnesses who filled the oil-tanks of attackers’ vehicles at two petrol stations. Their reports establish that the assailants were foreigners,” said the sources. “The petrol stations’ employees told the interrogators that the assailants spoke Urdu while asking them to fill their vehicles’ oil-tanks but their accent and appearance was like foreigners,” the sources added. They said that soon after getting the reports, the government directed the law enforcement and secret agencies to keep watch on religious seminaries and areas where foreigners, especially Arab and Afghans, are in a majority. “In this connection, all seminaries across the country are under tight watch,” said the sources.