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PM’s statement about terrorism taken out of context: PM office

ISLAMABAD: As opposition parties were slamming a statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan during his Iran visit, PM office issued a clarification on Wednesday saying that his remarks were “taken out of context.” 

Two days earlier, during a joint press conference alongside Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, PM Khan had said that Islamabad was taking decisive action against militant groups and “we will not let Iran to be harmed from Pakistani soul and hope the same from Iran to ensure.”

PM Khan’s statement has been drawing severe criticism from the Opposition lately.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Office stated that making PM Khan’s statement controversial can not be taken as serving Pakistan in any case.

The objective of giving such a statement was “to point out non-state actors,” the spokesperson of Prime Minister Khan elaborated.

“Non-state actors had been using Pakistani soil,” and Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav is an example of it, the spokesperson stated, adding that the soils of Afghanistan and Iran had been used in the similar manner against Pakistan as well.

Evaluating the Prime Minister’s statement from a perspective other than this would give an entire wrong interpretation, the PM office elucidated.

Prime Minister Khan were on a two-day- visit to Iran on April 21 where he called on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and Pakistani and Iranian business community.

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