Banned groups using name of IS: Nisar


ISLAMABAD/WAH: Being much more forthcoming than usual, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday named certain banned organisations which, he said, were using the name of a middle-eastern terror group that had no actual footprint in the country.

Reiterating his stance that the militant Islamic State group — also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh — did not have a foothold in Pakistan, he said that terrorists from proscribed organisations had rallied under the IS banner.