US to strengthen Pakistan's civilian law enforcement capacity: Malik

     Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said the United States has offered help to Islamabad for building its civilian law enforcement capacity. Malik said a top US counter-terrorism advisor would be visiting Islamabad soon to hold talks and discuss issues regarding that issue. Talking to media persons after a meeting with Barack Obama's advisor on counter-terrorism, Richard Gorgain here, Malik highlighted the need for strengthening the civilian law enforcement capacity. "If Pakistan's civilian law enforcement personnel had been better trained and well-equipped, the Taliban would not have been able to challenge the government's writ in Swat," The Daily Times quoted Malik, as saying. Responding to a question regarding madrassa reforms, Malik said the Islamic institutions in the country would be brought under a regulatory authority. "The madrassas in the country would be streamlined and brought into the mainstream under a regulatory authority," Malik said. When asked about the progress made by the UN commission which is probing the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination case, he said the commission would again visit the country next week to resume work on identifying facts and circumstances surrounding incident. When enquired that whether the commission was also planning to quiz former President General Pervez Musharraf, Malik said the enquiry team had visited London to meet the former general, but the meeting could not be materialized.

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