NACTA declares two deadly militant organisations as proscribed

NACTA declares two deadly militant organisations as proscribed

ISLAMABAD: In a much delayed action the Ministry of Interior in collaboration with the National Counter Terrorism Authority NACTA have declared two deadly militant outfits as proscribed.

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The Ministry of Interior proscribed two more extremist organisations operating in the country involved in claiming several deadly attacks across Pakistan.

These outfits include Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Almi (LeJA) and Jamat-ul-Ahrar (JuA). Both organisations were declared outlawed on November 11 this year. The decision was announced by National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA).

The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Almi was formed in early 2000 and it is claimed it is currently headed by Syed Safdar Shah alias Yousaf Mansoor Khurasani.

There are reports that Safdar belongs to Karachi and hails from Gulbahar area of District Central. He was arrested in 2009 and was released in 2014. Its spokesman is known with the name Ali Bin Safyan.

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After the differences with the leadership of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Omar Khaild Khurasani, the commander of Mohmand Agency of FATA formed his own faction in July 2014 which is now known as Jamat-ul-Ahrar. Ahsanullah Ahsan is the spokesman of the deadly outfit.