LONDON- Britain plans to deport a prominent Pakistani activist within a week, even though he has received multiple death threats from the country's most brutal sectarian group, and from Taliban militants who know his home address and have been stalking him online.

The UK government has scheduled Liaquat Ali Hazara's deportation for 21 October on the grounds that he would be safe in other parts of the country, he told the Guardian. But they still plan to fly him to Quetta, the Balochistan capital and his hometown, where threatening letters have been hand-delivered to the house where his wife and parents live. He worries he may not even make to his front door. "The threatening letters that were sent to my home say very clearly if I don't stop talking against the extremist groups or if I come back to Pakistan they will behead me," Hazara said in a phone interview from the detention centre where he is being held. "I fear they can just "disappear" me from the airport, because they have good contacts with the security people as well, who have been infiltrated by the religious extremists." Even if he does survive the journey, it is not clear where he might go if he left his job. "We will deal with you the same way as we do with your people in Quetta, who are sent to hell," someone using the name Abdul Haq Jhangvi wrote to him in

2011. "We have decided to catch you alive, then, we will send your head to your people. We will teach you a good lesson so that no other person dares to write against the Taliban Mujahedeen. We will see you very soon."

Hazara, 36, was studying for an accountancy diploma in London when his concerns about rising sectarian violence pushed him to begin campaigning in 2009. Outside the region, the scale of the killings is not well known and there is little pressure on Islamabad for change, while the Pakistani government has seemed largely indifferent to the steadily rising toll. Determined to try to change those attitudes, Hazara founded the Hazara United Movement, a political campaign group, organizing protests and sit-ins, writing op-eds and running a campaigning blog.

His work did not go unnoticed at home, however. The first threats from the Taliban and Lashkar-e Jhangvi, arrived in 2010 and 2011. After a string of emailed warnings in English, and handwritten threats in Pashtu and Urdu, Hazara claimed asylum in September 2012, based on his high-profile political activities.

His first barrister failed to present the immigration tribunal with information he had prepared detailing how the threat to his life extended beyond Quetta, Hazara said. Two subsequent reports from a legal expert were rejected by the Home Office as insufficient grounds for asylum, he says, and he was refused a request for a judicial review of the case. "My life is genuinely in danger, and the Home Office is not listening," said Hazara, who has been in detention since July with deportion set for next week. "I would like to request Human Rights Groups to campaign for me and exert more meaningful pressure."