ISPR denies ISI's role in Bilawal-Khar fiasco
[Dawn] A front man of ISPR on Saturday denied the allegation of British Daily Telegraph which accuses Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for running a defamation campaign through a Bangladeshi tabloid "Blitz weekly" against Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, DawnNews reported.
The front man said these allegations are absurd and baseless. "The ISI has nothing to do with this defamation campaign and neither any problem exists between the foreign minister and the agency," said the front man.
According to Blitz Weekly, the married foreign minister, who has two young children with her millionaire husband, and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Pakistain People's Party (PPP) co-chairman, want to get married and have been regularly talking on the telephone and sending one another cards.
The tabloid claimed President Asif Ali
Ten Percent Zardari
... husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who has been singularly lacking in curiosity about who done her in ...
is firmly opposed to their alleged relationship and had sought details of their mobile telephone conversations to establish the facts.
The ISPR front man said it is handiwork of those who want to weaken the state by creating misunderstanding between various institutions. It is not something new because such people have been fabricating misleading and impish stories in the past as well, he added.
The British daily needs to behave more responsibly and confirm veracity of information from respective entities before printing such malicious stories.
The front man termed the allegations involving the agencies as rubbish and part of a propaganda campaign, and said that we reserve the rights to take legal action on such anonymous reports without quoting any names and sources.
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