Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 5 : Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has warned that Pakistan was the next target of the Islamic State (IS).
"God forbid! After Syria and Iraq, the next target of ISIS is Pakistan," The Express Tribune quoted Qadri, as saying at a peace conference held at Nishtar Park here.
"ISIS is gradually gaining a foothold in Pakistan . Its influence is also expanding," he added. Qadri claimed that ISIS has already launched terrorist activities in the country. Stating that foreign elements did not want Pakistan to prosper, he said that they were engaged in instigating extremism and turmoil in the country.
Qadri said the good name of Islam was being tarnished by the terrorists and the poor people of Pakistan are also being exploited by them.
Asserting that the doctrines of al Qaeda and ISIS were almost the same, he said, "The mindset is the same, only the name has changed." Qadri said that they have to eliminate the acceptance of terrorism PAT chief quoting Hadiths said that prophecy about the rise of ISIS was made by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) 1,400 years ago.
"Followers of black flags will lay claim to the Islamic State," he said while citing another Hadiths.