Taliban present in Karachi: TTP
KARACHI: The Taliban are present in Karachi and have links with the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Sipah-e-Sahaba and other banned religious organisations, but they have no intention of carrying out attacks in the provincial capital if not provoked by a political party or the government, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Mullah Omer has told Daily Times.
Talking exclusively to the newspaper, Omer said his organisation would not disrupt peace in the port city. “The Taliban have never been involved in any type of terrorism in Karachi,” he claimed. “And we will not be involved in any such activity in future until a political party or the government leaves us with no other choice.”
Omer, however, said his organisation had no links with Al Qaeda. He said the TTP had not been able to lay its hands on evidence suggesting the presence of Al Qaeda in the Tribal Areas. “The name of Al Qaeda is being used to attack the Taliban … the operation in the Tribal Areas is meant to target the Taliban.” faraz khan (Daily Times)