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Pakistan refutes media reports on terror link of its diplomat


Dhaka – The Pakistan High Commission on Wednesday refuted media reports on alleged involvement of one of its female diplomats in terror financing here terming those reports “utterly baseless”.
In a “rebuttal” note, the High Commission said all “diplomatic norms and courtesies have been thrown to the wind by publishing fabricated details of an imaginary sinister plot to destabilise the host country”.The High Commission strongly condemned what it said “utterly baseless” media reports appearing in the local press, “maligning” a female diplomat stationed in Dhaka.
“To our utter shock and dismay, the photograph of the said officer has also been recklessly published by the media and vulgar insinuations have been made regarding her character,” the note reads.
The High Commission said it is not only a “despicable attempt” at “character assassination” but also endangers the security of the officer.
“It has been learnt  that the story was leaked to the press by the Detective Branch of police, and a section of the press published the same, without any verification worth the name,” the statement reads.
“Pakistan would like to reiterate the fact that a strong and prosperous Bangladesh can only add to Pakistan’s strength, rather than in any way, diminish it,” it added.
On Tuesday, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said the government would take action through the Foreign Ministry against Pakistani female diplomat Farina Arshad if her alleged involvement in militancy is proved.
“Names of many people can be surfaced. But, we don’t want to do anything in a rush unless we could be sure about that. If we get sure about it (Farina’s militancy involvement) we’ll take every necessary action against her through the Foreign Ministry,” he said. – Agencies


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