Print Edition - 2018-04-04 | Oped
Threat from IS
- Violent extremism transcends boundaries
Apr 4, 2018-
The statement by the National Counter Terrorism Authority chief, Ihsan Ghani, at a news conference on Friday that the militant Islamic State group poses a real threat to Pakistan comes as no surprise to anyone watching regional developments. Violent extremism does not adhere to geographical boundaries. There is also reason to fear that IS-affiliated Pakistani militants returning from the Syrian civil war could unleash further violence. The most recent assertion by Mr Ghani about the threat to Pakistan from IS should, in theory, carry weight. He heads the body that is supposed to oversee counterterrorism operations in the country on a strategic level. Unfortunately, despite nine years having passed since it was formed, Nacta remains toothless.
Published: 04-04-2018 08:22