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Lahore terror attack a fallout of Pak's own policy: experts

world Updated: Mar 30, 2009 19:10 IST

The latest terror attack on the police training centre in Lahore today is a fall-out of Pakistan's own policy of nurturing and harbouring fundamentalist forces, according to experts.

"It is their own creation that has overtaken them. Pakistan has been supporting fundamentalist groups, Islamic groups and jihadi groups over the years. Now they have turned against them. They have now combined and are taking over the state of Pakistan," former Intelligence Bureau chief Arun Bhagat told PTI.

He said Pakistan has been using these groups in Afghanistan, Kashmir and later in the hinterland of the country.

"It is going to be a big problem. These jihadis have created their own support base. The education has been completely handed over to Madarsas. You can imagine, if their are one lakh madarsas, how many students they would have churned out in past 30-40 years," Bhagat said.

Former RAW chief PKH Tharakan said, "Pakistan no doubt has been supporting fundamentalist groups and recent attacks show that establishment has lost control over them."

The intelligence experts felt that there could be a spill over effect of these events on India too.

"The situation is dangerous in Pakistan and I would not be surprised if these groups target India from there," Bhagat said.