Extremists attempt to assassinate Pakistan’s Interior Minister

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Pakistan’s Minister for the Interior Ahsan Iqbal was yesterday shot by a member of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah. This extremist group is lobbying to increase stiffen the laws relating to blasphemy in Pakistan. They have already been responsible for many deaths and serious disruption of the lives of ordinary people.

This group of extremists are a serious threat and need to be recognised as such. They should be banned and designated a terrorist group.

It is time Pakistani politicians and the army stop taking a soft approach to religious extremists and fight fire with fire. A complete extermination of these elements from society is the only way Pakistan can ever move forward.