Home Government and Policy Oxford University research study predicts that in near future, Pakistan may have Hafiz Saeed as its PM

Oxford University research study predicts that in near future, Pakistan may have Hafiz Saeed as its PM

The study says by mid-2020s, Pakistan could have a substantial number of legislators elected with the help of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed

A massive hold of jihadi forces in Pakistan could probably result in terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed being ‘elected’ prime minister, according to a report recently published by Oxford University and India-based think tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG).

As per earlier reports, Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Imran Khan had emerged victorious as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, after he beat the alliance of Lashkar-e-Toiba chief and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

It was speculated after Imran Khan assumed office that the military’s grip over Pakistan’s politics would be firmer than ever and as Khan has been sympathetic to the Taliban in the past, going so far as to support their political mainstreaming, it was a raising concern among neighbouring countries that the fundamentalist forces are gaining a stronghold in Pakistan.

- Ad - - article resumes -

Recently, an ordinance banning on Hafiz Saeed’s LeT and Falah-e-Insaniyat foundation in Pakistan as per UNSC sanctions has lapsed after Imran Khan’s government made no attempts to table it in the parliament to convert it into a law, paving the way for both the terror organisation to further mainstream their operations.

The 87-page report titled ‘Humanity at Risk-Global Terror Threat Indicant’ published by the Oxford University and SFG is based on an analysis of over 200 such terror groups throughout the world, claiming that only one-fourth of these organisations are motivated by their ideology.

One of the most alarming analyses of the report mentions a warning that Pakistan-sponsored terror strikes foreseen in India could possibly trigger a full-scale war between the two neighbours.

The report shows concern about jihadi outfits getting all the support they need from the state machinery, intelligence agencies and criminal networks. Recalling the birth and spread of Al-Qaeda in Pakistan and the subsequent harbouring of Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, the report highlights that terror outfits are getting state-sponsorship in Pakistan.

The report also states that LeT and JeM together pose a greater threat to humanity than ISIS. It also states that Pakistan holds three times greater risk to humanity through terrorism than Syria does, five times that of Libya and seven times that of Iraq. “If we look at the most dangerous terrorist groups, based on hard facts and statistics, we find that Pakistan hosts or aids a majority of them. Also, there are a significant number of groups based in Afghanistan which operate with the support of Pakistan,” the report mentions.

The report also adds that by mid-2020s, Pakistan could have a substantial number of legislators elected with the help of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) and Jaish-i-Mohammed. It adds that as the USA prepares to leave Afghanistan, Taliban will again increase its foothold. With Al-Qaeda expanding its operations in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, these countries might descend into chaos too, predicts the report.

Adding further, the report asserted, “If we follow trend-lines rather than headlines, we find that Lashkar-e-Taiba, Taliban, Jaish-e-Mohammed are a much greater risk to humanity than ISIS or Daesh at this stage. Indeed, even Al-Nusrah Front and Al-Shabaab are a greater threat than Daesh. Nevertheless, greater attention is focused on Daesh than the groups that can threaten humanity on a large scale.”

The publication has been based on hard facts and statistics, predicting that if the most dangerous terrorist groups were looked at, it can be found that Pakistan hosts or aids a majority of them, with a significant number of groups based in Afghanistan which operate with the support of Pakistan.

Page 77 of the report reads, “In order to assess future risks, it is necessary to measure the armed strength of terrorist groups. It is also necessary to examine their intent to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction. The stronger a group is in terms of attracting armed members, the greater the risk it poses to humanity. If a group intends to acquire nuclear weapons, its risk potential multiplies by several times.”

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has the power to build its party infrastructure and contest the federal elections successfully with other extremist groups, including active unofficial support from the military. “Pakistan [could] then elect Hafiz Saeed as the head of government,” predicted the report.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

As Barkha had predicted, the Sibals also blamed the newly-elected Narendra Modi government for the advertisers to back off. Lack of advertising revenues led to deepening of their financial troubles, they claim. 

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Interview: Former RAW officer makes further shocking revelations about Hamid Ansari after alleging that he endangered lives of RAW officers in Iran

In this exclusive interview, Former RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) officer NK Sood makes further revelations about his time in Iran, Hamid Ansari and the vilified scientist Nambi Narayanan
Tiranga TV boots its employees: Here is why they don't deserve any sympathy

I am a journalist and here is why I have absolutely no sympathy for the ones who joined Tiranga TV

News emerged last night that bouncers had been sent to the offices of Tiranga TV as the employees were holding a silent protest in the premises.

Kapil Sibal claims Barkha Dutt was sacked before her tweets, won’t be paid anymore, Barkha says Sibal is lying

As Barkha had predicted, the Sibals also blamed the newly-elected Narendra Modi government for the advertisers to back off. Lack of advertising revenues led to deepening of their financial troubles, they claim. 

Prime Minister Modi, Hindus are under siege, and now is the right time to speak up

PM Modi will still win elections due to sheer inertia and the pathetic state of the country's opposition but the faith that he commands will take a hit and even if it's among a small section of the support base, it would be a travesty
Supreme court judgements - regional languages

Here are 7 bizarre judgments by the Indian Judiciary that highlight the need for urgent reforms

It's not the first time that the rather bizarre tendencies of the Indian Judiciary have been on display. In this article, we revisit some of them.
Karan Thapar tried to impede the construction of the RTR flyover

New RTR flyover finally opens in Delhi: Read how inordinate delays were caused by ‘influential residents’ like Karan Thapar

Prominent journalist Karan Thapar had written a letter to LG opposing the construction of RTR flyover claiming it could become the "matter of life and death"

Conversion at Karnataka High Court? Islamic proselytising organisation distributed Quran among judges and advocates

Salaam Centre engages in 'Dawah' or the Islamic practice of converting non-Muslims to Muslim.
Image Source: Newstate

Campaign to raise funds for Richa Bharti, who was ordered to distribute Quran by Ranchi court, surpasses target within hours

A 19-year old college student, Richa Bharti was ordered to distribute 5 copies of Quran as a condition of bail by the Ranchi court

Aspiring model Khushi Parihar murdered over ‘friendship with other men’, live-in partner Ashraf Sheikh arrested

Aspiring model Khushi Parihar was found murdered with her head and face smashed on Saturday morning at Chatarpur farms, around 50 KMs away from the Nagpur city, her live-in partner Ashraf Sheikh has been arrested

Jharkhand: Hindu organisations allege bias as girl is arrested for Facebook post on Tabrez Ansari death based on FIR by Islamia committee

Acting on a complaint by the Anjuman Islamia Committee in Pithoria district, Ranchi, over a Facebook post on the Tabrez Ansari death, the Jharkhand police have today arrested a girl named Richa Bharti.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

173,524FansLike
158,521FollowersFollow
74,762SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post