Pakistani Taliban raise cash in Karachi

Police say group uses Pakistan's largest city to raise funds, a bulk of which comes from extortion and kidnappings.

    Taliban fighters are using Pakistan’s largest city and commercial capital, Karachi, to raise funds.

    Police investigators have told Al Jazeera that fighters made more than $1.2m from extortion and kidnappings alone in the last eight to 10 months.

    Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Karachi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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