Date :Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | Time : 16:09 |ID: 9098 | Print

ISIS a serious threat to Pakistan, Foreign secretary admits

SHAFAQNA – The foreign office broke its silence on Monday regarding the ISIS activities inside Pakistan, admitting that the radical Islamist group posed a “serious threat” to the country.

Speaking to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee at Parliament House today, Foreign Secretary Azaz Ahmed Chaudhry acknowledged ISIS was indeed a real concern, while simultaneously assuring those present that the government would talk all steps necessary to counter the threat.

“Under UN resolutions, Pakistan is firmly against extremist organisations like ISIS [ISIL,IS] and is taking all actions to counter them”, Chaudhry told the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.

Chaudhry disclosed that after Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched in North Waziristan, some extremist elements tried to emerge together on the IS platform, but their efforts were countered.

“There is concern in the Gulf and other Muslim countries about ISIL”, the foreign secretary noted.

Source : Shia Post

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