NISP identifies 60 banned organizations accross the country
ISLAMABAD, MARCH, 03 2014 : There are a total of 60 banned organizations in Pakistan, according to the National Internal Security Policy (NISP) document.
Besides, three outfits are outlawed by the UNSCR (UN Security Council Resolution) 1267, which was adopted on October 15, 1999 establishing a sanctions regime to cover individuals and entities associated with al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden and/or the Taliban wherever located.
The NISP paper noted that although the government has taken steps to proscribe certain organizations but implementation gaps and metamorphism of these outfits remains a challenge for the internal security apparatus.
The document gives elaborate facts and figures of different areas.According to it, there are a total of 22,052 Madaris in Pakistan. Of them, as many as 14,954 seminaries are in Punjab; 4,264 in Sindh; 1,400 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 1,247 in Balochistan and 187 in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
The NISP envisions the incorporation of Madaris in the mainstream educational framework. Understanding the critical role played by these institutions for a pluralistic society, it is important to integrate them within the national educational system by supporting their administration, financial audit and curriculum accreditation.
According to the NISP, the strength of police in the four provinces, ICT, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Azad Kashmir stands at 369,811 while they have the sanctioned tally of 412,167.Punjab has 149,704 cops; Sindh 101,618 policemen; KP 62,857 cops; Balochistan 32,850 cops; ICT 9,832 policemen and Azad Kashmir 7,546 cops.
The Jamaat-ul-Daawa headed by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Al-Akhtar Trust Chaired by Muhammad Mazhar and Al-Rashid Trust are hit by the UNSCR 1267.
The proscribed organizations include Lashkar-e-Jhangvi headed by Malik Ishaq; Sepha-e-Muhammad Pakistan, led by Allama Syed Muhammad Raza Naqvi; Jish-e-Mohammad (JM) of Maulana Muhammad Azhar; Lashkar-e-Tayyaba led by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Ziaur Rehman Lakhvi alias Chachaji; Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) chaired by Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Lukhianvi; Tehreek-e-Jafria Pakistan of Allama Sajid Naqvi; Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi of Maulana Sufi Mohammad; Al-Qaeda; Millat-e-Islamia Pakistan (ex-SSP) of Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi; Khuddamul Islam (ex-JM) chaired by Maulana Masood Azhar; Islami Tehreek Pakistan (ex-TIP) of Allama Sajid Ali Naqvi; Jamiaul Ansar chaired by Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil; Jamiaul Furqan of Commander Jabar and Yar Muhammad; Hizbul Tehrir of Naveed Azhar Hussain Butt; Khair-un-Naas International Trust led by Abu Shoiab, Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) chaired by Harbiyar Marri and Islami Students Movement of Pakistan.
Also fall in this category are Lashkar-e-Islam of Mangal Bagh Afridi; Ansarul Islam of Maulana Qazi Mahboobul Haq; Haji Namdar Group; Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan; Balochistan Republican Army of Brahamdag Bugti; Balochistan Liberation Front of Bebrag Baloch, Lashkar-e-Balochistan; Balochistan Liberation United Front of Khair Bakhsh Marri; Balochistan Musalla Defah Tanzeem, Shia Tulba Action Committee Gilgit; Markaz Sabeel Organization Gilgit, Tanzeem Naujawanan-e-Sunnat Gilgit; People Aman Committee Lyari Karachi; Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat; Al Harmain Foundation; Rabita Trust; Anjuman-e-Imamia Gilgit Baltistan; Muslim Students Organization Gilgit Baltistan; Tanzeem Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat Gilgit Baltistan; Balochistan Bunyad Parast Army; Tehreek Nafaz-e-Aman; Tahafuz Hadudullah; Balochistan Waja Liberation Army; Baloch Republican Party Azad; Balochistan United Army and Islam Mujahideen.
More outlawed outfits are Jaish-e-Islam; Balochistan National Liberation Army; Khana-e-Hikmat; Tehrik-e-Taliban Swat; Tehrik-e-Taliban Mohammad; Tariq Greedar Group; Abdullah Azam Brigade; East Turkmenistan Islamic Movement; Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan; Islamic Jehad Union; 313 Brigade; Tehrik-e-Taliban Bajaur; Amar bil Maroof Wa Nahi Anil Munkir; Baloch Student Organization Azad; United Baloch Army and Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz.
The NISP noted that among internal security threats, there is a lot of talk about talks. Hostile anti-state elements like BLA and terrorist organizations like the TTP and affiliated groups keep dialogue as an option to settle their disputes with the state, prima facie, whereas it seems a noble idea to proceed on a non-violent path, it also creates confusion in the minds of the foot soldiers and police officers how to respond to suspected elements. Moreover, without holding a strong position in negotiations, it is difficult for any party to reach at a favourable conclusion.
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