ISLAMABAD – Just when country’s Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has turned down any possibility of IS – global militant group – presence, local sectarian militants claimed to receive a delegation from Islamic State group.
Local sectarian militant group Jundullah’s spokesman Fahad Marwat maintained on Wednesday that the visit took place this week in the Balochistan province.
He said the purpose of visit by the Islamic State group was to see how it could work to unite various Pakistani militant groups. Jundullah is a branch of outlawed militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) but much of its criminal activities remained sectarian in nature.
The TTP this week sacked its spokesman for announcing allegiance to the IS, which has captured large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria and declared a self-styled caliphate, or Islamic empire, in the Middle East. TTP considers Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Muslims’ leader.
Not to forget that the wall chalking of Islamic State (IS) aka DAISH in South Punjab was meant to target and defame 1500 religious seminaries in the region, so said the Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
Fazl – who survived a suicide attack in Quetta only couple of weeks ago – rejected any possibility that new global militant group IS could be present in Pakistan. “The prime purpose of walkchawking of DAISH in South Punjab is to defame the religious seminaries operating in the region, he mainatined while speaking along with his party’s district president Allama Shafqatur Rehman.
However, in a secret letter the government of Balochistan had already warned federal law enforcers and federal government to be aware of the activities of the IS in country’s largest province already hit by nationalists militants.