Islamabad - Security experts have raised concern over dangerous spread of ISIS across globe and said that lone wolf terrorist phenomenon has been a new addition in the tactics of ISIS.

A two days international conference was held in National University of Modern Language on ‘Emergence of ISIS in Middle East and its Impacts on South Asia’ while speaker spoke on various prospects of Islamic State.

Dr Matthew Nelson from SOAS University London explored how Pakistan moved from Islamic politics to Islamic state. He talked about role of Islamic political parties and their role in Pakistani politics. He stressed that ISIS is a threat to Pakistan but state can coup with it.

Pakistani academician Qamr Cheema talked about sectarian dimension of ISIS. He correlated the sectarian agenda of ISIS with sectarian faultiness in Pakistan. Pakistan is vulnerable place and can be prey to sectarian terrorism. More than 4000 people got killed on basis of sectarianism in Pakistan since war on terrorism started. He further elaborated that middle class in Pakistan is getting radicalized and that can take country more chaotic as middle class is backbone of any country. Self-radicalized members of middle class are working on their own without patronage of any terrorist group.

Dr Adeel Malik from Oxford University stressed that social contact in violence prone Muslim states has been broken. Syria, Iraq and other Arab states need to have new contract for engaging public and bringing them in mainstream. He further elaborated that ISIS is making inroads into weak states.

Dr Daniel Warner from Switzerland stressed the need for coordinated international response for ISIS. Scholars from Russia, Iran, Iraq, and china presented papers. All scholars had a consensus that ISIS is a threat and must be dealt carefully and successfully.