October 2003 News

No training camps in Pakistan, says Rashid

11 October 2003
The Dawn

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Saturday described the allegations hurled by the Indian army chief for 'pushing Muslim secessionists' into the occupied Kashmir as false and baseless , having malafide intentions of damaging Pakistan's image. 'It is a concerted propaganda effort of India, designed to malign the image of Pakistan and undermine its efforts in combating terrorism,' he told newsmen. 'No militant training camp is operating on Pakistani soil and the accusation of infiltration into the Indian held Kashmir is simply out of question,' said Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. Earlier, Indian army chief Nirmal Chandra Vij alleged that Pakistan was making 'concerted efforts' to push Muslim secessionist militants into the Indian-administered Kashmir. There were 85 camps and 120 launching stations for Muslim militants across the LoC, Mr Vij told reporters in the occupied Kashmir.-Agencies


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