Pakistan rules out possibility that the country would be seized by the Takfiri ISIL group, deputy foreign minister told Sputnik on Thursday.
“That is not possible because now we have stronger border control with Afghanistan,” Tasneem Aslam said, answering the question about the likelihood of ISIL capture of Pakistani territories.
She added that Pakistan strengthened border control and took necessary measure to prevent terrorists from entering the country’s territory.
“We are trying to regulate traffic. We do not want to stop Afghans from coming to Pakistan… but we do want to regulate it, we do not want terrorists to come in the garbs of ordinary Afghans and create problems for us. So we are now building border posts even in areas that are not regulated, for instance, the mountain passes. We would have post that would monitor the traffic,” Aslam said.
She also noted that Pakistan and Russia were unlikely to undertake joint actions against ISIL terrorist group, but information exchange is possible.
“Joint action per se is difficult because in this region ISIL doesn’t hold any territory. It’s an ideology, distorted warped ideology that some people try to spread so we have to be mindful of the fact that we stop this distorted concept reaching our region. So it’s more at the level of having exchange of information and perceptions because it’s not like Syria of Iraq where they hold certain territories,” Aslam said.