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Not Syria, but Pakistan is the most dangerous country that poses three times more threat to humanity, says study

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 October 2018, 13:42 IST

In a study, Humanity at Risk – Global Terror Threat Indicant (GTTI) — by Oxford University and Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) it revealed that newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan-led country Pakistan is the most dangerous country in the world.

According to the study, Pakistan registered the highest number of terrorist bases and safe havens, remains the breeding ground and the supporter of global terrorism and poses three times more threat to humanity than Syria.

As per a report in ANI, While Pakistan has topped the list of the countries with the highest number of safe havens for the terrorist, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Afghan Taliban. As per the reports, It also poses the maximum threat to international security.

Terming Pakistan as the top supporter of terrorism, the study said, “If we look at the most dangerous terrorist groups, based on hard facts and statics, we find that Pakistan hosts or aids a majority of them. Also, there are a significant number of groups based in Afghanistan, which operate with the support of Pakistan.”

The report has been made to present an analytical framework and policymakers tool to look into the future. “The rise of the competitive extremism and economic disruptions can undermine human progress or even survival in the period from now on until the year 2030,” it said, adding that they are all interlinked with terrorism.

Referring to Pakistan extending support to the terror groups, the study said, “The most significant factor influencing the future of the Jihadi groups would be the support they get from states, intelligence agencies and criminal networks.”

“The birth of Al-Qaida was in Pakistan and then Pakistan influenced Afghanistan. Osama Bin Laden had a safe haven in a huge compound near the Pakistani military establishment in Abbottabad. The compound was much larger than the surrounding houses of retired Pakistani military officers. The occupants of the compound often bought expensive goods from a neighbourhood shop that most people in the vicinity could not afford. The presence of an important family in the compound was nothing but conspicuous,” the report said.

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First published: 27 October 2018, 13:42 IST