Ansarul Shariah has largely been contained: Ahsan Iqbal

Tuesday 12 2017 2 weeks ago 42   Karachi   Print

Ahsan Iqbal addressing the media in Karachi.

Report  Web Desk : KARACHI: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said that the Ansarul Shariah group, which has been found to be involved in the recent spate of terrorism in the city, has been largely contained and law enforcement agencies will nab the remaining few members soon. Addressing the media after visiting the headquarters of the Pakistan Coast Guards, he said that the group came to light after attack on Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Khawaja Izhar on Eid-ul-Azha, adding that the country will soon hear the “good news” of the group s elimination. The minister expressed dismay at the trend of educated, university graduates joining terrorist organisations and said the media, government and parents [of students] need to play their part in addressing the issue. He said that he has directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to take concrete steps to ensure students do not turn to ideologies promoting terrorism and militancy. “Youth have access to social media such groups create sensational, motivation videos to lure youth into (01)