Karachi, Nov 20: Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullahhas ruled out all possibilities of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) being present in the country. According to The Express Tribune, Khalilullah denied any footprint of ISIS in Pakistan, saying that the country will not even tolerate anyone associated with the terror group.Also Read - How Did Cyclone Gulab Get Its Name?
He said the country was aware of the threat posed by the militant group, adding the security forces were on full alert. Earlier Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, while addressing the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London, termed the group a greater threat than al Qaeda. (ALSO READ: ISIS new video threatens to blow up White House) Also Read - Some Countries Use Terrorism as Political Tool: PM Modi Takes Dig at Pakistan in His UNGA Address
Meanwhile, ISIS in a new video released on Thursday threatened to bomb the White House and launch more attacks in Paris. The six-minute video titled “Paris Before Rome” was produced by the IS in the Dijlah province of Iraq, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute based in Washington, Xinhua reported. Also Read - 'Arsonist Disguising Itself as Fire-fighter', India Hits Back at Pak For 'Spewing Falsehoods' at UNGA | 10 Points
The IS, a militant group that has overrun vast swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, claimed responsibility for the bloody Paris carnage that killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds of others.