London,May 6 (ANI): Admitting that the Taliban pose an existential threat to his country, Pakistan High Commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan has said that the outlawed outfit is a threat to the mankind as well, and there was an immediate need to eliminate it.
Speaking in the House of Parliament, Hasan said the Taliban should not be compared with Islam.
"The Taliban do not deserve to call themselves Muslims as they are killing the members of their own religion," he said.
Hasan also called for an UN inquiry to find out as to who was behind the funding of the Taliban, which has acquired an unending cache of sophisticated weapons and luxurious foreign vehicles.
He hailed the government's decision to initiate military action against the extremists to restore its writ in the heavily disturbed areas of Swat, Buner and Lower Dir of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). (ANI)