FO denies existence of IS in Pakistan – a day after group claimed Karachi attack

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday denied existence of global terror outfit Daeesh, also known as Islamic State, in Pakistan, ARY News reported.

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During his weekly press briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Qazi Khalil Ullah said security forces of Pakistan were ready to meet any threat regarding the terror outfits.

Mr. Qazi said Pakistan’s commitment towards eliminating terrorism remains firm. It has rendered enormous sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. He said the ongoing military operation against terrorism is a clear manifestation of our determination to root out terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

The FO spokesperson said Pakistan had strongly rejected allegations that its government had prior knowledge of US operation of 2 May 2011 against Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad.

To a question, he said Pakistan had conveyed concerns to the Afghan side that Indian spy agency RAW should not use their territory to create instability in Pakistan.

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