Re-emergence of banned groups

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It is the interior ministry which is responsible for the identification of groups that are to be banned under the Terrorism Act of 1997. PHOTO: EXPRESS

It is the interior ministry which is responsible for the identification of groups that are to be banned under the Terrorism Act of 1997. PHOTO: EXPRESS

There is a sense of weary resignation hung around the shoulders of reports that the government is struggling, and largely failing, to keep on top of the problem of banned organisations that continue to resurface, remake and relaunch themselves under a new set of acronyms. Many of these groups are decades-old, at least in their original iteration, and almost equally many are either openly sectarian in nature or simply dedicated to the downfall of the democratic state. It is the interior ministry that is ultimately responsible for this sorry state of affairs, and the buck ought to stop at the desk of the interior minister himself — an outcome as likely as rivers ever flowing uphill.

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  1. There are those within the interior ministry that support them as well as politicians across the board in the national and provincial assemblies. Millions are inclined to give succour to these snakes that we keep at the bottom of the garden and which all too often turn and bite us.
    Analysis to some extent is correct. Going a step further I would comment never ever such outfits were banned. Glaring example is killing of innocent Ahmadiyya Community members. Last 10 days witnessed two killings. So where is is difference and where is the ban.

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