The Foreign Office has ruled out the presence of Islamic State (IS) in the country, saying no one could be allowed to maintain link with the terrorist organisation from Pakistani soil.
Pakistan has the capability to thwart threats by any terrorist organisation including Islamic State, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said in an interview on Sunday, Radio Pakistan reported.
He highlighted that Pakistan was in a winning situation in the war on terror and enjoyed complete support of masses.
Would not allow even a shadow of Islamic State in Pakistan: army chief
Earlier on October 3, army chief General Raheel Sharif, while addressing the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London, made it clear Pakistan would not allow ‘even a shadow’ of IS, terming the group a greater threat than al Qaeda.
“There are people in Islamabad who want to show their allegiance to IS. So it’s a very dangerous phenomenon,” General Raheel had warned.
The militant outfit had claimed killing of at least 43 members of the Shia Ismailis in Karachi in May.