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ISPR, Foreign Office denies Mullah Umar treatment report

ISLAMABAD): Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and Foreign Office categorically denied a news item published in a section of press about treatment of Taliban leader Mullah Omar in Pakistan. Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit while commenting on the news item that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar was treated for a heart attack in Pakistan’s hospital said, “This is same of the hackneyed speculation with no substance whatsoever.”

Talking to a private TV channel, he said this is all being done to malign Pakistan and create misgivings. “All such machinations are bound to fail because Pakistan is fully committed to Afghanistan-led peace process,” said the spokesman. He said, “No amount of mendacity can create a wedge between Afghanistan and Pakistan and their partners in peace and stability.”

Meanwhile Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani while commenting on it said, the Eclipse report “had no basis whatsoever.” He told the media , “Sometimes intelligence tips received by professionals turn out to be wrong. The story about Mullah Omar falls under that category.”

Pakistan military has also denied a report published in American newspaper “Washington Post” about medical treatment of Taliban leader Mullah Umar in Karachi.

Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Thursday refuted the US newspaper’s report that a Pakistani intelligence agency had transfer Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Umar to a Karachi hospital for treatment of heart ailment. -SANA

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