ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said on Thursday that IS, Daesh, has no presence in Pakistan, and the security forces of the country are fully alert and capable of handling any emerging threat.

In his weekly news briefing, Qazi Khalilullah said that Pakistan and India were finalising dates through diplomatic channels for the upcoming foreign secretary level talks. He maintained that Pakistan would raise all issues of concern in the upcoming foreign secretary level talks.

To a question, the spokesman said Pakistan and India had serious issues and disputes that need to be resolved peacefully through dialogue, adding that consultations were underway to host first meeting of the quadrilateral coordination committee comprising Pakistan, Afghanistan, US and China in the second half of next month.

Replying a question, the spokesman said that Pakistan joined the thirty-four countries coalition against terrorism and the extent of our participation would be decided in the light of additional information that we had sought from Saudi Arabia.