Pakistan is going through difficult times. Inflation has crippled the people, power grabs are a priority for both the government and the opposition, the debt burden continues to mount and a third of the country has been hit by floods. But terrorists are also looking for ‘opportunities’ in this calamity and collecting donations to plot against India on the pretext of helping the flood victims. When the news came in the media that the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taper was active in Pakistan under another name and was collecting donations from people, Pakistan was shocked. After the revelation of this poll, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan has also issued a statement in haste.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry has dismissed reports that a “prohibited organisation” was involved in flood relief operations. The ministry termed it as ‘India’s propaganda’. In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said, ‘Pakistan rejects such reports. This is part of India’s bias towards Pakistan and an attempt to mislead the international community.
Lashkar is raising its head with the help of flood
According to Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune, the ministry said, “Pakistan has created strong regulators to oversee flood relief operations on behalf of NGOs.” All concerned agencies are vigilant to ensure that no illegal activities take place under the guise of relief operations. Recently there were reports that Lashkar-e-Taiba is once again rearing its head in Pakistan and for this it is resorting to flood disaster.
The changing face of Lashkar-e-Taiba
In fact, the Pakistan government banned Lashkar, after which it reverted to the name of Jamaat-ud-Dawa. It was also banned due to its association with Lashkar and the Mumbai attacks. Later it came under the name of Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation but due to international pressure it was also banned. According to a South Asia Press report, this organization is now active in the name of Allah U Akbar Tehreek and is taking money from people in the name of flood relief. Its main face is Hafiz Saeed’s son Talha Saeed.