Pakistan rejects Indian media report of banned organization raising funds for floods


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday categorically rejected the content of an article carried by an Indian media alleging flood relief work by a banned organization in the country.

The Times of India had claimed that the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was raising funds across the flood-hit country in its report. “This only betrays India’s prejudice and bias towards Pakistan, and is part of India’s regular and continuous attempts to mislead the international public,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said. Foreign Affairs in a statement in response to media questions about the story.

He said it was not the first time that the Indian media had shown its propensity to spread unsubstantiated and motivated stories to advance a political agenda. “It is also regrettable that while the international community is solely focused on helping Pakistan following an unprecedented natural calamity, some elements of the Indian media are trying to cast doubt on the relief efforts.”

Pakistan has in place strong and robust regulatory and oversight mechanisms to monitor flood relief activities by non-profit and non-governmental organizations, he said, adding that all relevant agencies were vigilant to ensure that no illicit activity was carried out under the guise of relief. efforts.


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