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S Asia Militants plotting coup in Pakistan

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    Militants plotting coup in Pakistan

    IANS
    Sunday, July 5, 2009 23:33 IST


    London: An Islamic militant group based in Britain plans to overthrow the Pakistani government, a British media report said on Sunday. Followers of the fundamentalist group Hizb ut-Tahrir have called for a 'bloodless military coup' in Islamabad and the creation of a caliphate in which strict Islamic laws would be rigorously enforced.

    The group is believed to have been set up in Pakistan in the early 1990s by Imtiaz Malik, a British-born Pakistani who may still be secretly operating as its leader in the country. Members of the group, which is banned in Pakistan and calls itself the Liberation party in Britain, said last week that it planned to make Pakistan a base to spread Islamic rule across the world.

    "Pakistan was neglected and ignored until it had a nuclear bomb and then the global leaders realised it would be a good strategic base for the caliphate," said Maajid Nawaz, one of the organisation's pioneers in Pakistan, who has since renounced the group. Nawaz claimed at least 10 British activists were planted in each of Pakistan's main cities.

    Shahzad Sheikh, a Pakistani recruit and the group's official spokesman in Karachi, said that the group plans to persuade the army to instigate a "bloodless coup" against the present government which he described as "worse than the Taliban". "It is the military who hold the power (in Pakistan) and we are asking them to give their allegiance to Hizb ut-Tahrir," he said. "I can't explain to you in detail how we are trying to influence the military. You may say it is a coup," he added.
     
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