“They are utterly baseless and unfounded. Pakistan strongly rejects such allegations,” Nafees Zakaria said in a statement.
The FO spokesperson cited the statement by the Adviser to the Prime Minster of Bangladesh, Prof. Gowher Rizvi, refuting the Indian media story attributed to him regarding Pakistan’s involvement as “utter nonsense” and a proof of the Indian media’s malicious intent.
Mr Rizvi said he never issued any statement or spoke to any TV channel on this issue.
Prof. Rizvi contacted Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh to confirm that he has not issued any statement against Pakistan and that the Indian media reports are false.
He also advised the Pakistan’s High Commissioner to convey this clarification to the Government of Pakistan, to avoid any misunderstanding between the two countries.
“Pakistan deeply appreciates Prof. Gowher’s timely rebuttal to the Indian media’s reports.”
Pakistan has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Dhaka and expressed solidarity with the Government and the brotherly people of Bangladesh and offered condolences and sympathized with the families of the victims.
The spokesperson said Pakistan condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.