Pakistan’s Foreign Office, through spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, has firmly refuted claims by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) regarding the country’s alleged arms sales to Ukraine or Russia.
During the weekly media briefing, Baloch emphasized that Pakistan does not have the means to determine which weapons are being used by either side in the conflict. She highlighted that all arms sales by Pakistan come with an end-user certificate, ensuring their legitimate use.
The BBC Urdu report, citing the instance of a British military cargo plane landing at PAF Base Nur Khan in Rawalpindi, suggested Pakistan’s involvement in arms transactions related to the Ukraine conflict.
The report linked these landings to the former army chief General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa’s views on Pak-UK relations. However, the Pakistani government has consistently rejected these allegations, asserting a neutral stance in the ongoing conflict.
Pakistan’s Diplomatic and Security Updates
In other developments, the Foreign Office mentioned an ongoing meeting between Pakistan and Russia focused on counter-terrorism efforts. The meeting, led by Additional Secretary Haider Shah, demonstrates Pakistan’s commitment to regional stability.
On the internal security front, the FO reported contact between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and illegal residents within Pakistan and reiterated calls for the Afghan interim government to act against TTP bases on their territory. Furthermore, Islamabad advocates for a ceasefire in Gaza, as expressed in the OIC’s Extraordinary Session. It has been elected to UNESCO’s Executive Board for 2027, signalling its intent to enhance global connectivity.”