Who is working for IS if the IS is not present in Pakistan?
Member of the Co-ordination Committee of Muttahida Quami Movement Muhammad Wasay Jalil has said the country and the nation can suffer great loss if the people at the helm of affairs did not take action to eliminate the Islamic State threat. He said this while addressing a press conference at Khursheed Begum Secretariat in Azizabad, FB Area, Karachi.
He said that Mr Altaf Hussain has informed the nation about the looming threat of IS but the rulers were not ready to accept the presence of IS in the country. He deplored the statement by Federal Interior Minister deny the presence of IS in the country.
Addressing the press conference Mr Jalil said that Mr Hussain had told about the arrival of Taliban in Karachi in 2008 but he was ridiculed while some political parties tried to give it an ethnic twist. The threat foretold by Mr Hussain became a reality.
He said that the terrorists carried out several attacks on MQM during the general elections of 2013. MQM MPAs Raza Haider, Manzar Imam and Sajid Qureshi were gunned down along with many other MQM workers over a period of time.
He said once again Mr Hussain has informed the nation about the looming threat of IS but it was unfortunate that the rulers were denying its presence in the country.
He said that the wall-chalking has been done in different parts of the country in favour of IS while IS posters could be seen along the canal road in Lahore. He asked Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan as to who was working in support of IS if the IS was not present in Pakistan.
Referring to the news reports and articles published in various newspapers about the links of Jamat-e-Islami with Taliban and other extremist organizations, Mr Jalil said that two of the terrorists killed in a recent drone attack in North Waziristan belonged to the JI. It has become clear that the JI has links with Al-Qaeda, IS and Taliban.
Referring to the statement of former chief of JI Munawer Hassan exhorting the nation to violence and bloodshed, Mr Jalil said it had become evident that the JI was a big threat for the country.
Mr Jalil said that the JI destroyed a youths by exhorting them to take part in the Afghan war in the name of jihad during the cold war in eighties.
Talking about the bomb attack on the MQM membership camp in Orangi Town, Mr Jalil said people across Pakistan were taking keen interest in the MQM membership campaign. Elements afraid of the rising popularity of the MQM carried out the attack on the MQM camp.
Mr Jalil said that the MQM was the only political party that has maintained its mandate in the 2013 general elections despite facing terrorism.
He said that the MQM will continue to inform the nation about the real facts. He said that the government should take action against parties that are supporting extremism and militancy.
Mr Jalil appealed to President Mamnoon Hussain, PM Nawaz Sharif, and COAS General Raheel Sharif to take serious notice of the IS threat and stamp out all those who were extending support to the IS.
Members of the Co-ordination Committee Ahmed Salim Siddiqui, Rashid Godial, Arif Khan Advocate and Abdul Haseeb and associate member Ghazi Salahuddin were also present in the press conference.