December 1, 2021

No US military base in Pakistan, Foreign Office denies

Pakistan foreign office denies reports

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Monday strongly rejected speculative media reports about the presence of a US military or airbase inside Pakistan, saying such “baseless and irresponsible speculations” must be avoided.

The spokesperson in a press release said, “There was no US military or airbase in Pakistan, nor was any such proposal envisaged. Any speculation on this account was baseless and irresponsible and should be avoided”.

However, the spokesperson said Pakistan and the US have a framework of cooperation in terms of the Air Lines of Communication (ALOC) and Ground Lines of Communication (GLOC) in place since 2001.

“No new agreement has been made in this regard,” he maintained.

Speculations started doing the rounds after a media report stated that Pakistan would continue to provide air and ground access to the US military for its Afghan operations.