• publish: 7 September 2015
  • time: 11:20 am
  • category: International
  • No: 1074
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Pakistan to join anti-IS alliance

After a flurry of visits of top US security officials to the General Headquarters (GHQ) to meet Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, it appears that Pakistan is set to join a soon to be announced military alliance against the global threat of the Islamic State (IS) called “Sahel to South Asia”.

Pakistan is yet to take a formal decision about joining the alliance as consultations among “domestic stakeholders” are still ongoing.

Pakistani experts believe that the spread of IS and its ideology and practices around the world is a grave concern, and the creeping incursions of IS inside the neighbouring Afghanistan should worry and alarm the aforementioned domestic stakeholders.

The formulation of a global response to IS’s global threat is a welcome if belated step in curbing its advances since the anti-IS strategies of individual countries have been proved insufficient repeatedly.

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