WASHINGTON: DG ISPR Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa has said Daesh is a threat for the entire world but there is zero tolerance for it in Pakistan. “Daesh is a threat for the whole world. All will have to deal with it together. Daesh can not defeat world powers. Daesh is carrying out its activities in Middle East at present. The other regions can also face threat from it. Daesh is gaining foothold in Afghanistan. But there is no room for it in Pakistan. There is zero tolerance policy for it in Pakistan. Clear cut action will be taken against it”, he said this during his press briefing here.

He held that major part of operation Zarb-e-Azb has been accomplished. But no time frame can be given when it will be completed.

He went on to say operations were being launched against the terrorists under well organized strategy. They will find no place to hide, he added. . Operation is continuing in FATA and other mountainous areas successfully, he underlined. When operation Zarb-e-Azb was started the terrorists moved to Khyber Agency. Major part of North Waziristan has been got cleared following successes in Khyber agency, he added. Terrorists fled to Afghanistan being Pak-afghan border open, he pointed out. Action will be taken against the facilitators and associates of terrorists, he declared.

He said Pakistan has Kashmir dispute with India and Kashmir issue be resolved soon. Citing to Pakistan-US ties DG ISPR said they were heading towards positive direction. No third country could influence them, he added. US sees its relations with Pakistan in individual capacity, he remarked.