PPI Original Text (PPI-OT) – Clarification of News published regarding Defence Minister, Ahmad Mukhtar

Islamabad, June 03, 2012 (PPI-OT): This is with reference to the news item published on bbcurdu.com misquoting Defence

Minister regarding the perceived hurdle in the resolution of Siachin dispute. Defence Minister,

Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar strongly rejects the version of BBC Urdu. He never said anything in the interview having such connotation. “I have never said that Pakistan Army is a hurdle in the resolution of Siachin dispute. I opined that the resolution is in the interest of both countries, while my statement has been quoted out of context”, he emphasized.

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