Voices for Sharia law to be raised in Pakistan soon, warns Rehman Malik
Islamabad: Former Interior Minister and Chairman Institute of Research and Reforms Rehman Malik has expressed fear that the Taliban's victory in Afghanistan may even lead to demand for implementing Sharia Law in Pakistan.
Malik said the government must keep a counter-strategy to deal with the situation.
He told The Nation that takeover by the Afghan Taliban will certainly influence Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and other extremists in Pakistan as TTP is fully operational across the Pak-Afghan border and along with Daesh, they are carrying out terrorist activities in Pakistan.
He said the Afghanistan takeover by the Taliban will encourage some religious factions to have a closed ideology with the Afghan Taliban and Pakistani Taliban.
Rehman Malik told the newspaper, “When Pakistan decided to take part in Jihad during the war between the erstwhile Soviet Union and Afghanistan, thousands of Jihadists landed in our country to fight the Soviet Union and were left with nothing to do after the war.”