Nisar rules out existence of Daesh in Pakistan

NisarISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday ruled out existence of an extremist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Pakistan.

Talking to media after addressing Sindh Rangers’ passing-out parade in Karachi, the minister said reports suggest that presence of ISIS elements is not in the country. However, we have reports that several terrorist outfits are using the name of Daesh, he added.

Regarding the law-and-order in Karachi, the interior minister vowed that police and Rangers would continue their anti-criminal operation in the city till complete restoration of peace. Operation is underway in Karachi for last six months while city’s condition is better for last three months, he added saying that the entire city is not peaceful.

Appreciating the role played by Sindh Rangers in Karachi operation, Chaudhry Nisar said the operation will continue till its logical conclusion. He lauded the sacrifices rendered by the security forces in the war against terrorism.

“We have the realization that law-and-order situation in Karachi is not ideal, we are making all-out efforts in this regard. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will soon chair a high-level meeting of government officials and law-enforcement agencies to review outcome of the operation,” he said.

The interior minister said reports were received regarding terror attack in Muharram (from 9th to 11th) but security forces foiled any such plan. While replying to a question, the minister said the joint investigation team formed to probe into Wagah border incident would issue its report in couple of days. DNA

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