Karachi

Nisar denies existence of Daesh in Pakistan

KARACHI: Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said on Tuesday that a terrorist outfit Daesh, also known as Islamic State, had no existence in Pakistan, ARY News reported.

We have reports that several terrorist outfits are using the name of Daesh, he told while talking to media persons after attending the  passing-out parade of Rangers basic recruits training course-18 in Karachi.

Khan said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would soon come to Karachi to meet the new chain of command of Rangers in the city.

Operation is underway in Karachi for last six months while city’s condition is better for last three months. He, however, added that the entire city is not peaceful.

He informed that a joint investigation team had been formed to probe the Wagah Border bombing.

The interior minister said reports were received regarding terror attack in Muharram (from 9th to 11th) but security forces foiled any such plan.

Earlier during his speech in the parade, Khan lauded the role of former Director General of the Pakistan Rangers Sindh General Rizwan Akhtar who led and initiated the operation against criminals in the city.

He also paid rich tributes to the jawans (soldiers) of Pakistan Rangers and Armed Forces of the country who have sacrifices their precious live safeguarding the motherland and combating terrorists.

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