The Pakistani government has recently released a list of terrorist groups that are operating in that country.
The list includes 72 active terrorist groups operating in different parts of Pakistan and leading terrorist operations in other countries.
This is the first step taken against insurgents by the Pakistani government.
Meanwhile, Pakistani interior ministry warned the citizens that anyone in contact with these groups will be punished.
In the list published by the Pakistani ministry of Interior, the names of the groups include Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, ISIL, Lashkar-e-Tayyebah, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Jimaat-al-Dawa, Jaish-e Mohammed, Public Security Committee, Ahlul Sunnah wal Jama`ah, United Balochistan Army and Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation.
Jimaat al-Dawa, whose leader is Hafiz Saeed, is accused of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Pakistan is releasing the list of terror groups while the United States accuses the country of supporting terrorism and therefore suspended its aids.
“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” Trump tweeted in 2018.
Kabul has repeatedly accused Islamabad of backing up terrorism, saying Pakistan is providing a safe haven for terrorists who fight in Afghanistan.