Pak rubbishes reports of deploying troops in Qatar

| Updated: Jun 11, 2017 22:54 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 11 (ANI): Pakistan on Sunday refuted reports stating that the country will deploying its troops in Qatar in the wake of the ongoing 'Gulf crisis'. A statement issued by the Foreign Office described the reports that appeared in some foreign media outlets about the deployment of Pakistan Army in Qatar as "completely fabricated and baseless". "These false reports appear to be part of a malicious campaign aimed at creating misunderstanding between Pakistan and brotherly Muslim countries in the Gulf," Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said. Last week, Saudi Arabia along with several Gulf states severed diplomatic ties with Qatar after accusing it of supporting and funding terrorist groups. While Gulf countries vowed to isolate Qatar, Turkey decided to side with the oil rich state by deploying troops there. Some foreign media organisations reported that Pakistan would also follow Turkey's suit and deploy around 20,000 troops in Qatar. (ANI)
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