Pakistan to ban terror outfit Ansar-ul-Sharia soon

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said the government will soon impose ban on Ansar-ul Sharia, and was committed to break entire network of the group.

The terror outfit Ansar-ul-Sharia emerged in the limelight when its members made a failed assassination attempt on Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khwaja Izharul Hasan on September 2 in Buffer Zone area of Karachi.

Talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday, the interior minister said the master mind of the attack on MQM-P leader had been arrested and other culprits would be arrested shortly as the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) were following them. He termed the arrest of Ansar-ul-Sharia members a major breakthrough.

The minister said Director General Rangers had briefed him about the incident and so far developments in this regard.

In reply to a question, the interior minister said every political party had the political freedom including MQM-Pakistan but no not violent group or party would be allowed to spread anarchy or chaos in the Country.

Ahsan Iqbal also expressed deep sorrow over loss of precious lives in Islamabad’s Awami Markaz fire incident.

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