Islamic State threat is a big threat for Pakistanis, claims Altaf Hussain

Posted By Posted On 2014-10-31 08:50:07

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief, Altaf Hussain said that the Islamic State (IS) or Daish as it is referred to in Urdu is the new threat to Pakistan.

While addressing a press conference in Karachi via telephone from London, the MQM Chief said, that Taliban militants are joining Daish (IS) ranks. Their flags are visible from the south of Punjab all the way till the Federal Capital, Islamabad, he added. He said that the IS, which has been formed by its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by merging different militant groups, was far more dangerous than the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Altaf Hussain told journalists, that America asked Pakistan to create the Taliban following the Cold War. Pakistan, United States, Saudi Arabia along with many other states supported the Taliban Mujahideen fighting against the Soviet Union.



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