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Pakistan dismisses Qatar deployment troops as baseless

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Pakistan dismissed on Sunday reports of plans to deploy troops  in Qatar amid a diplomatic rift with other major Gulf countries as “fabricated and baseless”, media reports said.

In a statement, Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria rejected reports appearing in some foreign media regarding deployment of Pakistani troops in Qatar.

He said these were “completely fabricated and baseless”. He stressed that “these false reports appear to be part of a malicious campaign aimed at creating misunderstanding between Pakistan and brotherly Muslim countries in the Gulf.”

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have cut ties with Qatar, accusing their former Gulf Cooperation Council ally of supporting extremist groups.

Earlier, there were reports of Pakistan sending troops to Qatar after Turkey’s decided to deploy troops in Qatar. Pakistan has been in a fix as it enjoys good ties with both Doha and Riyadh. It so far has been staying neutral in the issue.

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