Terror group ISIS is active in Sindh according to the Sindh Police chief.
On Monday, October 12, Inspector General of Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali briefed a Parliamentary panel about the arrested suspects who were allegedly involved in countrywide terrorism. During the briefing, the Sindh police chief told the attendees that Islamic State group is on the go in Sindh; as it has links with an already banned sectarian militant outfit in Pakistan.
“They wanted to set up a self-styled caliphate in Pakistan,” he said. IG Ghulam Hyder Jamali further told the attendees that police confiscated six laptops from the suspects and the police had decrypt the laptops after some time. “The suspects were not using mobile phones and kept in touch with each other through computers.”
Inspector General of Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali also briefed the panel about the suspects who had been arrested, he briefed that they had alleged involvement in the Safoora bus attack, which left more than 40 members of the Ismaili community dead.
Furthermore, IGP Jamali told the Parliamentary panel that all intelligence agencies and other security forces of the country are unanimously agreeing to the resolution of eradicating terrorism from Sindh. He claimed that there has been an 80% drop in terror attacks whereas a 53% decline has been witnessed in targeted killings.
IG Police Jamali briefed the committee that investigations into the Safoora massacre revealed that Abdul Aziz, the key player of the terrorist group, which carried out the attack had fled to Syria. He said that this same group was also involved in more or less all the latest terror attacks were carried out by this group leader along with his deputy Azhar Minhas. “These two most-wanted men are affiliated with (a banned outfit) LeJ and are influenced by late Islamic scholar Dr Israr Ahmad’s philosophy of Islamic caliphate.”
The Sindh police head briefed the committee that his police force had a requirement of Rs28 billion to fight terrorism. This parliamentary panel was headed by Senator Rehman Malik, while the members of the panel collectively recommended national awards for the martyrs of the Sindh police.