Islamabad: Pakistan security agencies have
`failed` to dismantle a "multi-faceted" communication network
of banned outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir, even months after detaining
some mid-ranked army officers for links to the group, a media
report said Monday.
"Yes, we are at it... making efforts to dismantle whatever
means they (HuT activists) are using to communicate with
society and within the outfit," an unnamed official was quoted
as saying by a report in The Express Tribune.
He added: "There has not been any major breakthrough yet".
The official said that the organisation`s presence outside
Pakistan was a key factor that was hindering attempts by the
country`s spy agency to break HuT activists` links among
themselves and with other people.
"It seems that the communication network is being operated
from countries like the United Kingdom or some other European
states where the outfit is not banned... that makes all the
difference," said the official in an apparent attempt to
justify the so called `failure`.
The "revelation" came three months after Brigadier Ali
Khan, a serving army officer, and some other unnamed personnel
were detained for their alleged links with the HuT - an
organisation that seeks to establish a caliphate in Pakistan
by overthrowing the democratic government.
Subsequently, intelligence agencies launched a countrywide
crackdown on HuT activists and some of its activists -
allegedly the masterminds behind its `highly sophisticated
cyber warfare` - were picked up from different parts of the