Though US drone strikes on Taliban targets in northwest Pakistan have become routine, the group continues to have a presence in the country's south.
Several members of the Pakistani Taliban have been arrested in the southern port city of Karachi.
However, despite the crackdowns, the Taliban continues to use the city as a hub for funding and recruitment.
Amir Latif, from the Online News Network in Karachi, told Al Jazeera that the Taliban are hiding in Karachi.
"It's very true they are in here. Karachi is the commercial hub of Pakistan. They can get finance from many resources; direct funding from their supporters here as well as through illegal funding from outside," he said.
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