Pakistan poses greater threat to humanity than Syria, report finds
A report titled 'Humanity at Risk - Global Terror Threat Indicant (GTTI)' has concluded that Pakistan poses three times the threat to humanity than Syria, as it continues to be a breeding ground for terrorist pads. The 80-pages long report was prepared to discuss the security challenges of the next decade. It also provided an analytical framework for policymakers to tackle terrorism. Here's more.
Pakistan tops list of countries providing safe havens to terrorists
Pakistan headed the list of countries which gave safe havens to terrorists, the report published by Oxford University and Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) found. "If we look at the most dangerous terrorist groups, based on hard facts and statistics, we find that Pakistan hosts or aids the majority of them," it read. It noted Pakistan aided the functioning of groups in Afghanistan too.
ISIS got maximum media mileage, but al-Qaeda is more dangerous
For the report, around 200 groups, which committed terror after the onset of the 21st century, were analyzed. The report underlined that the Afghan Taliban and Laskhar-e-Taiba posed the major international threats. Among the groups assessed, ISIS got the maximum media mileage, but with its fall and rise, little attention was paid to al-Qaeda, which has the most resilient network, the report concluded.
Report highlights terror groups get support from states
After Osama bin Laden's death in 2011, his son Hamza bin Osama bin Laden has stepped in his shoes and is widely referred to as 'Crown prince of terror'. The report also touched the topic of support given to terrorist groups by states. "Osama Bin Laden had a safe haven in a huge compound near the Pakistani military establishment in Abbottabad," the report added.
Osama's compound was larger than surrounding ones, report states
About the compound where Osama lived, the report mentioned it was larger than surrounding houses of Pakistani military officers. Those who lived there purchased expensive items from a local shop. "The presence of an important family in the compound was nothing but conspicuous," the report said.Share this timeline