No organized presence of Daesh in Pakistan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs categorically denied the organised presence of militant group Daesh in Pakistan, a day after DG-IB Aftab Sultan warned of growing threat of the banned outfit in Pakistan.

Speaking at a press briefing, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan said there was no organised presence of the banned militant outfit Daesh in the country. In response to a question about DG-IB Aftab Sultan’s statement yesterday about the growing threat of Daesh in Pakistan, the spokesperson denied it and said:-

“Let me reiterate that there is no organized presence of Daesh in Pakistan. I have seen the reports you are referring to and I would request you to approach Ministry of Interior for further details.”

DG-IB Aftab Sultan had yesterday in his briefing to the standing committee for interior, had said that hundreds of people had left Pakistan to fight in Syria. He had also said that a network of Daesh had been captured in Pakistan, adding that the terrorist group also works in coordination with Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

In response to another question regarding the Pathankot incident, the spokesperson said that he wasn’t aware of any conclusion of the investigation but revealed that both sides were in contact on every matter. He also said both India and Pakistan were in contacts to set a date regarding the Foreign Secretaries’ meeting.

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