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Daesh does not exist in Pakistan: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar

Speaking at the occasion, Chaudhry Nisar said some people were angered at him because ‘he had his foot on their tail’. Speaking on the issue of terrorism, the Federal Interior Minister said Pakistan was winning the war against terrorism. He also said Daesh was a militant outfit that was present in the Middle East and not in Pakistan. “Daesh does not exist in Pakistan,” said Chaudhry Nisar. He also said some groups were carrying out nefarious activities in Pakistan and using the name of Daesh. 

Nisar said some groups used the name of Al-Qaeda at times and at other instances, used the name of Daesh. “This is not s new phenomena,” he said.

Chaudhry Nisar also said that accomplishments and positive results that were achieved in the fight against terrorism were as a result of united efforts.

Nisar also lashed out at opponent and critics when he said some people had slept their whole tenure away and were now raising fingers at him. The Interior Minister also said he was not like other ministers since he read all his files himself.  

Nisar’s remarks regarding the non-existence of Daesh come in the wake of admission by Pakistan’s IB chief a couple of days ago when he claimed that the banned militant outfit was in Pakistan. Following those remarks, the country’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson had denied the existence of Daesh in Pakistan.  




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