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Keeping ISIS in check: Pakistan Government bans the ultra-extremist group


ISIS in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government bans the terrorist group ISIS.

According to Express Tribune, the Government of Pakistan has blacklisted ISIS also known as Daish along with all such groups who have either declared allegiance or expressed sympathies with ISIS.

After being blacklisted; ISIS will not be able to operate openly in Pakistan and its presence will be curbed. An Interior Ministry official confirmed that “We have formally included IS/Dai’sh to the list of banned outfits this month. We have notified it and with this new addition, 213 organisations have been formally proscribed in Pakistan.”

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Besides, the Government of Pakistan has been repeatedly denying the presence of ISIS on Pakistani soil, yet, according to the Interior Ministry official, “Security forces have been tasked with foiling the efforts of local terrorists to join up or develop links with the ulta-extremist group in the Middle East.”

ISIS has already been blacklisted by USA and United Nations. The Interior Ministry official told that the interior ministry had also formerly banned some 171 groups forbidden under several UN resolutions on the request of the Foreign Office. Furthermore, the Interior Ministry had banned 61 other outfits involved in anti-state and terrorist activities locally.