Pakistan has denied a media report that it has deployed or has plans to do so to protect ally Saudi Arabia from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).

The Times of London reported Aug. 2 that Riyadh had asked Egypt and Pakistan to station troops along its 500-mile border with Iraq. The following day, a categorical denial was issued by the Pakistani military’s lead spokesman, Maj-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa of the Inter-Services Public Relations.

“No Pakistani troops are being sent or being deployed in Saudi Arabia as reported in a section of the media,” he said. […]