In a remarkable study that was published by the Oxford University as well as the Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), it has emerged that risk posed to humanity by terrorism in Pakistan is three times the risk posed in Syria.
The report is aptly titled ‘Humanity at Risk-Global Terror Threat Indicant (GTTI)’.
It goes on to say that the Afghan Taliban and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) pose the maximum threat to international security and also that Pakistan is placed on top of the list of countries with the highest number of terrorist bases and safe havens.
The report mentions that the most dangerous terrorist groups, as per hard facts and statistics, it is clear that Pakistan hosts or aids majority of them.
The report has been prepared to discuss security challenges in the next decade and it presents an analytical framework for policymakers to tackle terrorism.
The Strategic Foresight Group analysed some 200 groups actively involved in committing acts of terror in the first half decade of the 21st century.
The report says that the most significant factor influencing the future of terror groups would be the support they get from states, intelligence agencies and criminal networks.
The report also talks about the Jihadi movement having survived in Pakistan and Afghanistan is now spreading to the Middle East and North and West Africa.>