Pak Govt Brushes Aside 'Baseless' Khar Removal Reports

Islamabad, Apr 11: The Pakistan government on Tuesday said there were no plans to change incumbent Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, with a spokesman describing reports in this regard as “baseless and speculative”.  A spokesman
pak govt brushes aside baseless khar removal...
PTI 11 Apr 2012, 07:45 AM IST
Islamabad, Apr 11: The Pakistan government on Tuesday said there were no plans to change incumbent Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, with a spokesman describing reports in this regard as “baseless and speculative”.  

A spokesman for the Prime Minister's House contradicted reports regarding the change of the Foreign Minister.  

He said the media had “insinuated” from Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's recent statement that a change was imminent.

While welcoming President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India on Sunday, Gilani had said that a “new team” would give “new impetus to normalization of relations between India and Pakistan”, the spokesman said.

The spokesman contended that the premier's remarks about a “new team” were a reference to new Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jillani and High Commissioner-designate to India, Salman Bashir, who recently retired as Foreign Secretary.
 
 
 

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