Karachi safest haven for Taliban: Report

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Karachi safest haven for Taliban: Report
Lahore, Dec 1: Talibans are unperturbed by United States' plans to deploy more troops in Afghanistan as they have found a safer place in Pakistan.

Afghan Taliban leader, Zabihullah was quoted as saying that the extremists has strong base in Afghanistan and find not threat in the US plans.

He said that the terror group would shift base to Karachi as the city is much safer for the extremists.

“Taliban leadership, allegedly in hiding in Balochistan, is steadily migrating from across Pakistan to the financial capital Karachi, where, well out of America"s reach, they can operate more freely," he said, adding that top Afghan Taliban has already started operation from Karachi.

Calling Karachi to be the safest place for them, Zabihullah said that having Pahstuns as a majority in Karachi would be an added advantage.

" Like other ethnic groups in the metropolis, many Pashtuns are focused almost entirely on the business of making money. Most would have no concern about a Taliban safe house operating next door," Zabihullah said.

He said that some Taliban operatives and sympathizers are engaged in legitimate and lucrative businesses in the city.

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