Pakistan rejects Indian media story

Islamabad; Pakistan Friday rejected a story carried by an Indian news outlet alleging flood relief work by a banned organization.

Pakistan categorically rejected the contents of the story. It only betrays India’s bias and prejudice towards Pakistan, and is part of India’s regular and continuing attempts to mislead the international audience.

It is not the first time that the Indian media have shown their proclivity to carry baseless and motivated stories to further a political agenda. It is also unfortunate that while the international community is single-mindedly focused on helping Pakistan in the wake of an unprecedented natural calamity, some elements in the Indian media are attempting to cast doubts on the relief efforts.

Pakistan has put in place strong and robust regulatory and oversight mechanisms to monitor flood relief activity by non-profit and non-governmental organizations. All relevant agencies are vigilant in ensuring that no illicit activity is carried out under the garb of relief efforts.