Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal has characterized as completely irresponsible the attempts by a section of Indian media to link detention of some Pakistanis in Sri Lanka with recent events there.
In a statement, he said that according to the information shared by Sri Lankan officials, seven Pakistanis were recently detained by the law enforcement authorities on account of overstay on their visas.
He said this is a purely consular matter and projecting it in any other manner is patently mischievous.
The Spokesperson said such attempts by elements in the Indian media are reflective of a particular, though familiar, mindset bent on twisting facts to malign Pakistan on any pretext.
He drew attention to the call of Sri Lankan leadership to avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation.