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Terrorists Enjoyed Military Training In Pakistan, Says EFSAS Director

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| October 30 , 2018 , 14:19 IST

The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) Director Junaid Qureshi on Tuesday has said Pakistan is one of the countries which give military and psychological training to terrorists.

Qureshi was quoted by ANI as saying, “Some extremists in Europe have shown to derive inspiration from successes of other extremists elsewhere and as such establish sleeper cells which threaten the basic fundamentals of democracy in Europe and pose serious challenges to security concerns that the rest of the World has.“

“These sleeper cells are known to have enjoyed psychological training in South Asia, particularly in countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, which has turned them into a formidable force to reckon with,” he added.

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Qureshi also said that these sleeper cells have enjoyed military and psychological training at Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Qureshi made these observations at the 20th Annual Session of the Homeland and Global Security Forum in Geneva.

The event was organized by the Crans Montana Forum, which promotes, “International cooperation and works to promote best practices to ensure a permanent dialogue between all those who handle high-level responsibilities around the World.”

While concluding the speech the EFSAS Director stressed that “South Asian countries and global partners should take a lead in implementing counter-terrorism policies as the situation demands a genuine collective approach from the West, East, North and South as equal partners and shareholders.”

Qureshi is someone who always raises the issue of terrorism in the world.