Published On: Wed, Jan 25th, 2017

LeJ is ‘more lethal outfit’ than TTP: ex-ISI chief

Former spymaster Lt-Gen (r) Zaheerul Islam has drawn a parallel between Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), calling the former as ‘more lethal group’.

“Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is a more lethal outfit than TTP because it has taken the fight into the cities,” said the former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief in his first interview since his retirement.

“When you provide weapon to ideology, it cannot be turned on and off at will,” Zaheer told Center for Development – Pakistan.

He said there was no proof of Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks that led to the killings of over 150 people.

Source: LeJ is ‘more lethal outfit’ than TTP: ex-ISI chief

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