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PM office rebuts media report on civil, military leadership's deliberations on security issues.

ISLAMABAD -- The spokesman of the Prime Minister's Office strongly rejected a story published in Thursday's Daily Dawn regarding purported deliberations in a meeting on security issues.

Referring to the deliberations made in a meeting held on Monday at the Prime Minister office, the news report stated that the civil government informed the military leadership of growing international isolation of Pakistan and sought consensus on key actions by the states.

The civil leadership also asked the military intelligence agencies not to interfere if law enforcement acts against militant groups that are banned or until now considered off-limits for civilian action, the report added.

The Prime Minister office spokesman termed the contents of the story not only speculative but misleading and factually incorrect.

'It is an amalgamation of fiction and half truths which too are invariably reported out of context,' he said.

He said the fact that the report itself stated that none of the attributed statements were confirmed by the individuals mentioned in the story, clearly made it an example of irresponsible reporting.

'It is imperative that those demanding the right to information at par with the international best practices, also act in a manner which is at par with international reporting norms and standards', the spokesman said.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Oct 7, 2016
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