FO rejects Indian reviews of ‘doable radioactive materials’ seizure

Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmed. — Radio Pakistan/File
Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmed. — Radio Pakistan/File

Pakistan rejects Indian media reviews claiming Indian port authorities had seized “possible radioactive material” on transport containers aboard a industrial vessel loaded at Karachi Port, Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmed mentioned Saturday.

Indian media had falsely claimed that port authorities on the Mundra Port had seized the so-called “radioactive material” on containers loaded on a Shanghai-bound industrial vessel.

The spokesperson, in an announcement, clarified that the containers in query had been empty. They had earlier been used for the transportation of gas from China to Karachi for the Ok-2 and Ok-Three nuclear energy vegetation and had been now being returned to China.

The spokesperson mentioned that each the facility vegetation and gas utilized in these vegetation are underneath the IAEA safeguards.

“The containers were ‘EMPTY’ and the cargo was correctly declared as non-hazardous in the shipping documents,” he underscored.

The spokesperson famous that the reporting by the Indian media on the matter is “factually incorrect, baseless, laughable and a usual ploy of the Indian media to malign Pakistan and mislead the international community”.

“The fake reporting by Indian media is indicative of a malafide intent to twist procedural customs issues to bring into disrepute IAEA safeguarded nuclear power programme,” Ahmed added.


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