According to the report, state sponsorship of terrorism makes Pakistan three times riskier to humanity than war-torn Syria, five times riskier than Libya and seven times riskier than Iraq
New Delhi: Pakistan tops the list of countries that pose a threat to humanity and global peace, according to a report published by the Oxford University and the Strategic Foresight Group (SFG). Not only this, it also said that Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, could become the prime minister of Pakistan in near future.
"Extremist and religious political parties in Pakistan (are) becoming increasingly popular. Lashkar-e-Taiba is able to build its party infrastructure and contest the federal elections successfully in alliance with other extremist groups and active unofficial support from the military. Pakistan (could) then elect Hafiz Saeed as the head of government,” said the report, which is titled 'Humanity at Risk-Global Terror Threat Indicant'.
The report, which comes just a few days after Pakistan took off Saeed's Jama'at-ud-Da'wah (JuD) from the banned list of terror organisations, also made a note of the state sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan.
According to the report, state sponsorship of terrorism makes Pakistan three times riskier to humanity than war-torn Syria, five times riskier than Libya and seven times riskier than Iraq.
"If we look at the most dangerous terrorist groups, based on hard facts and statistics, we find that Pakistan hosts or aids a majority of them. Also, there are a significant number of groups based in Afghanistan which operate with the support of Pakistan.
"If we follow trend lines rather than headlines, we find that Lashkar-e-Taiba, Taliban, Jaish-e-Mohammed are much greater risks to humanity than ISIS or Daesh at this stage. Indeed, even Al-Nusrah Front and Al-Shabaab are greater threats than Daesh. Nevertheless, greater attention is focused on Daesh than the groups that can threaten humanity on a large scale," the report said.
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Last Updated Oct 28, 2018, 6:08 PM IST