Daesh, a threat to Pakistan: Intelligence Bureau

Daesh, a threat to Pakistan: Intelligence Bureau

Islamabad - The Director-General said terror incidents cannot be completely averted in the country in the next 10 years.



By Wam

Published: Thu 11 Feb 2016, 2:27 PM

Last updated: Fri 12 Feb 2016, 2:07 PM

Pakistan's Intelligence Bureau, IB, Director-General, Aftab Sultan, revealed today that a network of Daesh has been busted in Pakistan without specifying a place.
The IB Director-General told the Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics in the senate during a briefing, that hundreds of fighters have joined Daesh in Syria and warned that it emerges as a threat to Pakistan as all other militant groups have what he called a 'soft corner' for it, including Lashker-e-Jhangvi, Sipaha-e-Sihaba and the Taleban. Daesh is also exploiting cyber space.
He said that the Taleban was behind major terror incidents in the country and many elements have been arrested. Recently, a terrorist arms depot was destroyed in Tarnol near Islamabad. There were intelligence reports regarding attacks on educational institutions.
The Director-General explained that terror incidents have considerably decreased after the launch of the military operations. Terrorists are on the run, he said, but he added that terror incidents cannot be completely averted in the country in the next 10 years.
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