KARACHI - A report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the mastermind of Safoora attack has revealed that the Daish has carried out major terrorist activities in Karachi.

Safoora bus attack mastermind Tahir Hussain Minhas revealed that his group was receiving funds from different countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait.

The group remained in touch with the IS,” said an official privy to the matter.

“This group has at least 53 members who earlier belonged to different militant outfits including Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, al-Qaeda, Junduallah and TTP.”

Minhas revealed that Abdullah Bin Yousuf alias Abdul Aziz alias Saqib is the chief of the IS in Pakistan while Omar Afzal alias Jawad is the al-Qaeda Sindh chapter chief, adding that Abdullah Bin Yousuf is leading a group in Pakistan.

The JIT further revealed that Abdullah Mansoori and Mistari Pathan hail from Dera Ismail Khan while Tayyab and Ali Rehman, who are qualified engineers, belong to Karachi. Police officials wished to be anonymous revealed that the suicide bomb blast left SSP Chaudhry Aslam Khan dead was also carried out by the al-Qaeda and Daish operatives. They said the operatives during the course of investigation revealed there are number of militant groups that have been operating in the city. He pointed out the terrorists were operating in a highly sophisticated way as their actual names were unknown to each other.

Earlier on Monday, Sindh IGP Ghulam Hyder Jamali while briefing a parliamentary penal said that the Islamic State group was active in the province and that the ultra-extremist Middle Eastern group had links with the banned sectarian militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. He said the investigations into the Safoora carnage revealed that Abdul Aziz, the kingpin of the group, had escaped to Syria and was involved in almost all the recent terror attacks along with his lieutenant Azhar Minhas. Another such report suggests that nearly ten banned militant outfits are operating in the city.

These included, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Sipah-e-Muhammad Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat, Tehreek-e-Taliban Mohmand, Tehreek-e-Taliban Shaheryar, al-Qaeda, Jamaat-u-Ahrar, Jundullah and Foreign Militant Organisation. These militant organisations are being operated by 66 commanders and each commander’s group is comprised on five to six members.

Police official said that operatives of such organisations have developed their contacted with Daish in Syria.