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Former KU teacher among two ‘ASP leaders’ held in Balochistan raids


Security agencies were said to have arrested two central leaders of banned militant outfit Ansarul Shariah Pakistan (ASP) in raids conducted in the Quetta and Pishin areas of Balochistan late on Wednesday night.

The suspects were identified as Mufti Habibullah and Prof Mushtaq, a former Karachi University teacher. Mufti Habibullah had been running madrasas in Karachi and Hyderabad under the umbrella of the Tanzeem-e-Islami, security officials told The News.

Campus Security Officer Muhammad Asif confirmed that Prof Mushtaq was a teacher at the University of Karachi’s Department of Islamic Studies, but he left the varsity. Investigators looking into connections between the ASP and other terrorist groups have established that terrorists associated with this outfit, as well as with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), are from the Tanzeem-e-Islami (TeI).

A revelation that the ASP, a newly emerged banned outfit, has in its ranks highly-qualified terrorists from ISIS, commonly known as Daesh, has set alarm bells ringing in certain quarters.

Investigators got a clue after the killing of an alleged ASP shooter, Hassaan, in an encounter in Buffer Zone when he was fleeing after making an assassination attempt on Sindh Assembly’s Leader of the Opposition Khawaja Izharul Hassan on September 2, and the escape of injured ASP leader Abdul Kareem Sarosh Siddiqui after a shootout with Malir SSP Rao Anwaar Ahmed and a spy agency team in Gulzar-e-Hijri on September 4.

An independent investigation by The News has shown that officials investigating the emergence of the ASP have changed the angle of the probe after it transpired that the banned outfit had highly educated terrorists from organisations like Daesh.

Keeping this disclosure in view, the investigators have decided to look into possible connections between the ASP and Daesh and AQIS. It has been decided that the arrested suspects of Deash and AQIS would be questioned to ascertain any links between the terrorist groups.

The incharge of the Counter Terrorism Department’s (CTD’s) Transnational Terrorists Intelligence Group, Raja Umer Khattab, told this scribe that that the terrorists associated with ASP belonged to the Tanzeem-e-Islami.

He clarified that he did not believe that the ASP and Daesh were the same because there were many differences between the two groups. Elaborating his viewpoint, Khattab said Daesh had a big network and high-profile targets, whereas the ASP was a small group and targeted low-profile cops in Karachi.

“Apart from this, the modus operandi of Daesh is different from that of the ASP, and the impact of Daesh attacks is felt on international level, whereas the impact of the ASP attacks is limited to Pakistan.”

Khattab said the ASP became known through the media following the discovery of its pamphlets from the sites of its attacks just what Daesh did, but there was no comparison between these two terrorist groups.



CTD heaves sigh of relief

The CTD, which was struggling to trace ASP terrorists amid an increasing number of attacks, has heaved a sigh of relief after the identification of its shooters.

CTD chief Additional Inspector General (AIG) Dr Sanaullah Abbasi was concerned when the ASP carried out three attacks in August. Two cops embraced martyrdom when a group of ASP shooters opened gunfire at a police van in Dhoraji in its first attack on May 20.

Four policemen embraced martyrdom in the ASP’s second attack in the SITE area on June 23. The banned outfit carried out three attacks on law enforcers in August.

In its first attack in August, Karachi Traffic Police DSP and a constable embraced martyrdom in Azizabad on August 11, and on August 17 two volunteers of the Karachi police were martyred on the Northern Bypass.

Two guards of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) were martyred in an ASP’s attack on the FBR’s regional office in Gulistan-e-Jauhar on August 28. Speaking about the three attacks in one month, AIG Abbasi told The News that the investigators failed to trace the ASP shooters’ team.

The reappointed Karachi AIG, Mushtaq Maher, when contacted to get details of the investigation into the attack on Khawaja Izharul Hassan, said he was not associated with the investigation team. He requested this scribe to contact members of the investigation team, instead.
 

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what's going inside Karachi University ???... too many mullah forming small underground terror clan ...
 

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allowing students data to security agencies should be a welcomed step. we can not simply let them infilt®ate our Education system:hitwall:
 

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what's going inside Karachi University ???... too many mullah forming small underground terror clan ...
Hi,

It is nothing new---.

Here is how the Jamaati professors helped Jamaait students in my time at KU---. Jamaati professors living on campus would have their living room designated as a study area for the students.

The living room would have sofas and couches---students could come and go at their discretion---but what the Jamaati students did was hide their weapons in the couches and sofas---so whenever their was an issue---some of them would run and retrieve the weapons---.

In a rangers raid---one professor was caught with weapons in that room---he denied ownership---claimed it is open room for all students---anyone could hide the weapons.
 

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Who knows how many former students are now radicalised or sleepers.

Why is there zero oversight from the government regarding University security, these people are far more dangerous than some Afghan villager with an ak-47
 

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Will definitely watch this

and as for the topic this problem is really serious and we need nip it in the bud otherwise we should get ready for the next gen of terrorists. We need to launch a program for de radicalization of our society this is a very serious problem and this problem has now infiltrated our institutions too our next generations are gonna suffer really really badly if we didn't take protective measures NOW.

Watch from 24:00
 

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Will definitely watch this
He is one of the few who actually understands the issue and proposed a solution instead of just bitching about Mullahs his analysis is always thought provoking and offers a simple to implement but hard to convince idea
 

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He is one of the few who actually understands the issue and proposed a solution instead of just bitching about Mullahs his analysis is always thought provoking and offers a simple to implement but hard to convince idea
Journalist ka kaam point out krna hi hota na ke solution dena that's the job of think tanks and gov but still it's a good thing if he gave an easy to implement and effective solution.
 

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Journalist ka kaam point out krna hi hota na ke solution dena that's the job of think tanks and gov but still it's a good thing if he gave an easy to implement and effective solution.
He is the same guy who said the only answer to Pakistan is a western styled liberal democracy you can guess the solution he gave :angel:
 

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Former KU teacher among two ‘ASP leaders’ held in Balochistan raids


Security agencies were said to have arrested two central leaders of banned militant outfit Ansarul Shariah Pakistan (ASP) in raids conducted in the Quetta and Pishin areas of Balochistan late on Wednesday night.

The suspects were identified as Mufti Habibullah and Prof Mushtaq, a former Karachi University teacher. Mufti Habibullah had been running madrasas in Karachi and Hyderabad under the umbrella of the Tanzeem-e-Islami, security officials told The News.

Campus Security Officer Muhammad Asif confirmed that Prof Mushtaq was a teacher at the University of Karachi’s Department of Islamic Studies, but he left the varsity. Investigators looking into connections between the ASP and other terrorist groups have established that terrorists associated with this outfit, as well as with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), are from the Tanzeem-e-Islami (TeI).

A revelation that the ASP, a newly emerged banned outfit, has in its ranks highly-qualified terrorists from ISIS, commonly known as Daesh, has set alarm bells ringing in certain quarters.

Investigators got a clue after the killing of an alleged ASP shooter, Hassaan, in an encounter in Buffer Zone when he was fleeing after making an assassination attempt on Sindh Assembly’s Leader of the Opposition Khawaja Izharul Hassan on September 2, and the escape of injured ASP leader Abdul Kareem Sarosh Siddiqui after a shootout with Malir SSP Rao Anwaar Ahmed and a spy agency team in Gulzar-e-Hijri on September 4.

An independent investigation by The News has shown that officials investigating the emergence of the ASP have changed the angle of the probe after it transpired that the banned outfit had highly educated terrorists from organisations like Daesh.

Keeping this disclosure in view, the investigators have decided to look into possible connections between the ASP and Daesh and AQIS. It has been decided that the arrested suspects of Deash and AQIS would be questioned to ascertain any links between the terrorist groups.

The incharge of the Counter Terrorism Department’s (CTD’s) Transnational Terrorists Intelligence Group, Raja Umer Khattab, told this scribe that that the terrorists associated with ASP belonged to the Tanzeem-e-Islami.

He clarified that he did not believe that the ASP and Daesh were the same because there were many differences between the two groups. Elaborating his viewpoint, Khattab said Daesh had a big network and high-profile targets, whereas the ASP was a small group and targeted low-profile cops in Karachi.

“Apart from this, the modus operandi of Daesh is different from that of the ASP, and the impact of Daesh attacks is felt on international level, whereas the impact of the ASP attacks is limited to Pakistan.”

Khattab said the ASP became known through the media following the discovery of its pamphlets from the sites of its attacks just what Daesh did, but there was no comparison between these two terrorist groups.



CTD heaves sigh of relief

The CTD, which was struggling to trace ASP terrorists amid an increasing number of attacks, has heaved a sigh of relief after the identification of its shooters.

CTD chief Additional Inspector General (AIG) Dr Sanaullah Abbasi was concerned when the ASP carried out three attacks in August. Two cops embraced martyrdom when a group of ASP shooters opened gunfire at a police van in Dhoraji in its first attack on May 20.

Four policemen embraced martyrdom in the ASP’s second attack in the SITE area on June 23. The banned outfit carried out three attacks on law enforcers in August.

In its first attack in August, Karachi Traffic Police DSP and a constable embraced martyrdom in Azizabad on August 11, and on August 17 two volunteers of the Karachi police were martyred on the Northern Bypass.

Two guards of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) were martyred in an ASP’s attack on the FBR’s regional office in Gulistan-e-Jauhar on August 28. Speaking about the three attacks in one month, AIG Abbasi told The News that the investigators failed to trace the ASP shooters’ team.

The reappointed Karachi AIG, Mushtaq Maher, when contacted to get details of the investigation into the attack on Khawaja Izharul Hassan, said he was not associated with the investigation team. He requested this scribe to contact members of the investigation team, instead.
Let them know that they are khawarji dogs of hell that the Prophet foretold about... and give them their due punishment... death penalty!
 

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