Pakistan rubbishes Indian media studies on ‘radioactive material seizure’

Pakistan has rebuffed the studies carried by a bit of Indian media claiming “seizure of possible radioactive material” on delivery containers of a industrial vessel loaded from Karachi port.

“We have noted the reports in the Indian media about seizure of possible radioactive material by Indian port authorities at the Mundra Port on containers loaded on a Shanghai bound commercial vessel from Karachi Port,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmed stated in an announcement on Saturday.

In this regard, the Karachi nuclear energy plant authorities have knowledgeable that these have been “empty containers” being returned to China which have been earlier used for the transportation of gas from China to Karachi for Okay-2 and Okay-Three nuclear energy vegetation, he defined.

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Both Okay-2 and Okay-Three nuclear energy vegetation and gas utilized in these vegetation are beneath the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards, the assertion additional added.

The FO communiqué stated the cargo was appropriately declared non-hazardous within the delivery paperwork.

The reporting by the Indian media about “seizure of possible radioactive material” is factually incorrect, baseless, laughable and a ordinary ploy of the Indian media to malign Pakistan and mislead the worldwide neighborhood, the spokesperson maintained.

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

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