KARACHI: Efforts are being made to launch Daish, also known as the Islamic State (IS), in Pakistan.
This was revealed in a letter addressed to the Pakistan Rangers and Sindh Police by the Home Department, Sindh. It said Waleed Alama, an Uzbek citizen, offered Abid Kahut, a resident of Kahuta, the leadership of Daish in Pakistan. It also said that efforts were underway to find a place for its office near Raiwand.
Documents available with The News indicate that the Home Department, Sindh, in its letter dated 09-10-2014, stated it has been learnt that Abid Kahut met an Uzbek citizen who offered him the leadership of Daish in Pakistan. It said Waleed, who works for Daish, asked Abid to initiate contacts with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and other banned militant outfits and persuade them to join the “Islamic State”.
It said that both Abid and Waleed also met two persons of the Afghan camps training boys three to four months back and asked them to find a suitable place to establish the office of the organisation in the country. It said the best place for the office would be near Raiwand.