Baku-APA. Pakistan on Thursday denied presence of supporters of the Islamic State (IS) in the country, and reiterated that it is against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said at a weekly briefing that no government source has confirmed presence of the Islamic State's supporters in the country while responding to questions concerning statements of some Pakistani clerics.
Regarding reports that Iran has arrested one Pakistani and one Afghan who were travelling to work with the IS in the ongoing fight in Syria, Tasnim Aslam said Pakistani Embassy in Tehran has contacted the Iranian Foreign Ministry to ascertain the veracity of these media reports and to seek further information.
The spokesperson did not come up with a direct reply when asked if the United States has asked Pakistan for help in the fight against the Islamic State, saying Pakistan is against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and the armed forces have launched a very comprehensive operation against all terrorists.
"We are determined to take action without any discrimination," the spokesperson said.
Some unknown people had distributed IS pamphlets and flags in parts of northwest Pakistan and Afghan refugee camps this month, seeking support for the Islamic State.
The pamphlets titled Fatah (victory) were published in Pashto and Dari languages and distributed in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
A splinter group of Pakistani Taliban has announced support for the Islamic State.