nisar ali khanIslamabad: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday flatly ruled out the presence of Islamic State (IS) militants in Pakistan.

“No organisation of this name exists in Pakistan,” the interior minister said at the passing-out parade of Pakistan Rangers in Karachi.

The statement comes days after the provincial government of Balochistan conveyed a confidential report to law enforcement agencies warning of increased IS presence.

The “secret information report” stated that the IS has claimed to have recruited a massive 10,000 to 12,000 followers from the Hangu and Kurram Agency tribal areas.

Wall-chalking has also begun to appear in support of IS in some cities of Pakistan, including Karachi and Khanewal.