Indian deception, propaganda aimed at maligning Pakistan: FO

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ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office Spokesperson on Tuesday said India was using fake news to run a ‘wider disinformation campaign’ against Pakistan, including over the appointment of Sardar Masood as envoy to the United States.

Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad stated this in response to a question regarding the reports carried by Indian media on the government to appoint Sardar Masood’s ambassador to the U.S.

“This is a part of the wider Indian disinformation campaign to malign Pakistan and those who represent Pakistan, by using fake news to make scandalous claims and baseless allegations,” he said.

The FO spokesperson said that Ambassador Masood Khan was a highly accomplished diplomat with 40 years of experience in both multilateral and bilateral diplomacy.

“His Agreement is being processed in the U.S. system,” he said, regarding reports about a delay in his approval by the U.S. administration.

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