Forces Stand Alert Against Militant Threats Yet No Sign of Daesh (IS) on Our Soil - FO

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:07

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah on Thursday expressed that the forces stands alert aware of the threat posed by the militant group to our country, yet denying any presence of Daesh on our soil.

At a weekly news briefing, the Foreign Office spokesperson said the country is fully aware of the threat posed by IS and the security forces are alert regarding the same.

Khalilullah said that Pakistan was cooperating with the international community in combating terrorism.

"We support a coordinated approach against terrorism for complete eradication of the menace," he said.

Khalilullah said Pakistan has made it clear that the presence of Daesh — the Arabic acronym for IS — will not be tolerated on its land. He added that terrorism should not be associated with any religion, reported Radio Pakistan.

With regards to the Paris attacks, the foreign office spokesperson said Pakistan officially condemned the terrorist activity.

The Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for a series of coordinated attacks by suicide bombers and gunmen in Paris that killed at least 128 people at a concert hall, restaurants and the national sports stadium.

The attacks traumatised France and other countries in Europe, which grappled with fears of religious extremism and violent militants, radicalised by the conflicts in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa.

Earlier on October 3, army chief General Raheel Sharif, while addressing the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London, said Pakistan would not allow ‘even a shadow’ of Daesh, and termed the group a greater threat than al Qaeda.

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