Pak Taliban ‘shrewdly’ spreading tentacles across Karachi: Report

Islamabad, Nov 3: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan is not only holding sway in various parts of Karachi, but is also cunningly boosting their numbers by wooing the families of target killing victims, a report has revealed.

The Taliban is now approaching the lower strata of society for their recruitment campaign, mostly families of murdered labourers, and inciting them to seek revenge, intelligence sources have claimed.

According to the News, the sources disclosed that the TTP is also indulged in relief activities in the areas where they have established themselves, paying cash to the needy or fulfilling their other requirements.

“The TTP is present in almost all areas on the outskirts of the city and has hoisted its flags there,” the paper quoted the sources, as saying.

“After a comprehensive operation against the banned outfit in Swat and Waziristan, its leaders and activists fled to Karachi and settled on its outskirts. Most of the areas where the Taliban are now present were earlier strongholds of the Awami National Party,” they added.

According to the sources, the Taliban have resurfaced in Karachi with new objectives this time, a primary one among them is to kill law enforcement agencies’ personnel and members of other religious sects.

They are also generating funds for their organisation by robbing banks and extorting traders, they added. (ANI)