Srinagar: A fake news carried by The Financial Times has created panic in Pakistan, while prompting celebrations in the neighboring country.
The article was carried in The Financial Times yesterday, titled: “Pakistan rethinks its role in Xi’s Belt and Road Plan.” Pakistan and China has outrightly refuted the report.
“A statement issued by Pakistan’s commerce ministry said the Pakistan government ‘rejects the article especially the title.’ Radio Pakistan, the country’s official broadcaster, also reported a government issued statement saying Pakistan and China will continue to work towards implementing ongoing CPEC projects and expand the initiative to new areas of cooperation,” quoted an article from The Times of India.
The Chinese embassy called the article “ill-intentioned” and “based on distorted and misquoted information.”
It is pertinent to mention that the fake news report was profusely circulated in India with an intention to create a rift between the two all-weather friends.