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* Pakistan rejects allegations of diplomat in Sri Lanka spying as an attempt to create a wedge between two countries
Thu, Aug 7, 2014, 07:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 07, Islamabad: Reports in the Indian media alleging that a Pakistani diplomat posted in Colombo is involved in planning attacks in Indian cities is and attempt to "create a wedge" between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Pakistan said today.

Affirming that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have excellent relations, Spokesperson of Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the press briefing Thursday said the Indian media reports alleging of spying against India was another attempt to create a rift between the two countries.

"We see it as an effort to create a wedge between Pakistan and Sri Lanka," the spokesperson said of the reports.

Indian media reports alleged that Pakistani diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui posted in Colombo as the person managing Pakistani intelligence (ISI) activities in India from Sri Lanka and he had been involved in and was planning attacks in Chennai and other cities. Pakistan has reportedly called the diplomat back.

The Spokesperson said as a matter of policy the Foreign Ministry does not comment on "unconfirmed media reports, selective leaks and the motivated spin given to these reports."

She said the Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary was in Islamabad yesterday and the two sides had "very fruitful discussions" on further strengthening the bilateral relations and increasing economic ties.

"Coinciding these baseless reports with her visit was another attempt to create a rift between the two countries," the spokesperson said.

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