Pakistan denies media reports of troop deployment to Qatar

Spokesman of the Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry Nafees Zakaria looks on at a press conference in Islamabad. (AFP)

The Foreign Office denied on Sunday media reports claiming that Pakistan would send its troops to Qatar, in the wake of the Gulf-Arab diplomatic fallout.

According to a Foreign Office press release, the reports in some foreign media concerning the deployment of Pakistani troops in Qatar are “completely fabricated and baseless”.

“These false reports appear to be a part of a malicious campaign aimed at creating misunderstanding between Pakistan and brotherly Muslim countries in the Gulf,” stated the Foreign Office spokesman, according to the press release.

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Some foreign media publications recently claimed that Pakistan would deploy 20,000 troops in Qatar, following Turkey’s decision to allow its troops to be deployed at a Turkish military base in the Gulf country facing isolation.
 

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