Pakistan home to 12 foreign terrorist organisations: report

Congressional Research Service report categories groups into five types — globally-oriented, Afghanistan oriented, India – and Kashmir-oriented, domestically oriented, and Sectarian (anti-Shia).

Pakistan is home to at least 12 groups designated as ‘foreign terrorist organisations’, including five of them being India-centric like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, according to a latest Congressional report on terrorism.

US officials have identified Pakistan as a base of operations or target for numerous armed and non state militant groups, some of which have existed since the 1980s, the independent Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in the report.

The report released by the bipartisan research wing of US Congress on the eve of the historic Quad summit here last week, said that these groups operating in Pakistan can be broadly categorised into five types — globally-oriented, Afghanistan oriented, India – and Kashmir-oriented, domestically oriented, and Sectarian (anti-Shia).

It assessed, however, that “Islamabad has yet to take decisive actions against India- and Afghanistan-focused militants,” and that “progress on the most difficult aspects of its 2015 National Action Plan to counter terrorism remains unfulfilled—specifically its pledge to dismantle all terrorist organisations without delay and discrimination”

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