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Reports of ISIS spreading in Pakistan are baseless: FO


ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that they were not aware of Pakistani nationals working in association with the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi led militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).


“Reports about ISIS in Pakistan’s tribal areas are not correct and Pakistani forces are fighting against terrorists and this fight is in the middle of its success,” Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said.

However, a small group of activists belonging to the ISIS, which is led by an Afghan national, has distributed pamphlets in parts of KPK and tribal areas, particularly in Afghan refugee camps.


The literature calls upon people to support the IS which has occupied large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria.

It proclaims that the caliphate declared in parts of Iraq and Syria will expand to Khurasa, comprising Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asian countries.

Moreover, the spokesperson also said that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan was as per schedule; however the dates of visit were not yet decided.

“China is Pakistan’s best friend and this visit would further cement this relationship between the two countries”, she said.


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