Pakistan rules out IS presence


ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry on Sunday denied the presence of self-styled terrorist outfit Islamic State’s, whose number of militants arrested in recent past, in Pakistan.
Denouncing the extremist group’s horrifying terror spree in Paris, he said Pakistan abhors all manifestations of terrorism and extremism and stands firmly behind the people and the government of France.
Chaudhry said no one in Pakistan will be allowed to have links with Daesh – Arabic acronym for the Islamic State (IS).
Interestingly, the IS heads of Rawalapindi and Lahore was arrested recently by law enforcement agencies apart from dozens activists across the country.
The IGP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Durrani had categorically has said that it was wrong to say IS did not have a presence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The presences of Daesh can’t be ignored in KP, Durrani had said.
The large numbers of Tehreek-e-Taliban of Pakistan (TTP) have switched their sides
The foreign secretary said Pakistan is fully capable of thwarting all threats from the IS or any other extremist organisation, adding that the country was winning the war against terror with full support of its people.