Pakistan distances itself from arrest of Indian 'mole'

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Islamabad, Apr 28 (ANI): Pakistan on Wednesday distanced itself from the alleged spy ring, in which an Indian diplomat has been arrested.

Islamabad said it was for New Delhi to probe the issue as it involves an Indian national.

Interacting with media, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit said it was India's internal matter and he hoped this would not overshadow expected talks between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan at the ongoing South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Bhutan.

"This is India's internal issue, I don't think this will have any bearing on SAARC activities. I do not know, we are hearing all these stories through the media so I would not like to comment on the basis of media reports," Basit said.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that whatever he was hearing about the issue was through the media and not through official channel.

Secondly, he said, she was an Indian diplomat, and there was no reason for Pakistan to comment on it.

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said he hoped the arrest of the Indian diplomat would not have an adverse impact on SAARC deliberations in Thimphu. (ANI)

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