Pakistan faces grave danger from Islamic State: Altaf Hussain

Pakistan faces grave danger from the Islamic State militants, Mutthaida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain warned on Friday and asked the government to take immediate steps to root out its influence.

Karachi: Pakistan faces grave danger from the Islamic State militants, Mutthaida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain warned on Friday and asked the government to take immediate steps to root out its influence.

Hussain said if the government didn't take immediate steps to root out the Daish/ISIS influence, mindset and extremists from Pakistan this menace would spread quickly and would be more dangerous than even al-Qaeda and Taliban.

"Few years back the MQM kept on saying that the Taliban have become a grave danger for Pakistan and have entered Karachi but we were laughed off. Today we are again warning there is grave danger from Daish in Pakistan," Hussain said.

"If this issue not taken seriously we may see a genocide on the lines of Rawanda the ISIS is such a dangerous entity," he said.

The MQM is the single largest party in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi and has dominated the political landscape of Sindh province for more than two decades now.

Meanwhile, police claimed to have killed three Tehreek-e-Taliban activists including a top commander in Karachi in the Sohrab Goth area on the outskirts of the city.  

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