KARACHI: ISIS has begun to strengthen its roots in the largest city of Pakistan-Karachi. Police has allegedly registered terrorism case against facilitators of ISIS.

A citizen of Karachi has reached police station when he came to know of his device being used by ISIS. As a result, police has filed a case against officers of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Limited (PTCL).

Authentic information regarding ISIS existence in Karachi is now coming on the forefront; plaintiff Jaffer Abbas told the police that PTCL officer named Khalid Butt invited him to join ISIS and also threatened him to death if he mentions this to anyone.

Earlier in this week, Chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB), Aftab Sultan told the Senate Committee for Interior that the network of Daesh (which also calls itself Islamic State) has been dismantled in Pakistan. “We will have to keep our eyes open for another 8 to 10 years,” the IB chief said, adding, however, that some sectarian parties have been endorsing the ideology of Daesh.

He said the terrorist activities will take place but ‘we must not panic’ and continue to move forward. Aftab Sultan said Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) supports Daesh in Pakistan.

Following statements by the Director General of the Intelligence Bureau on the presence of Daesh (Islamic State) in Pakistan, the Foreign Office reiterated that there was no organized presence of the militant group in the country.

Commenting on the DG’s statement the Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the Ministry of Interior should be approached for further details.

He said Pakistan and India were keen for the resumption of foreign-secretary level talks, however, no date of meeting had been finalized so far.

Earlier, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that number of Pakistanis who have left the country to join the terrorist group Daesh is almost hundred.

The minister said that Pakistani security forces are working hard to keep such elements at bay.

He said that Daesh will not be allowed to establish its roots in Pakistan.

It may be noted that authorities in South Asia are concerned about the rise of the Daesh group in a region already beset by home-grown insurgencies fighting to topple local governments.