No truth to reports of abandonment of Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project: FO
- The FO denied reports of halting work on the Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project.
- They say that the purpose of the reports is to spread malicious propaganda to damage the relationship between Pakistan and China.
- says that India is making false and baseless reports regarding the hydropower project.
The Foreign Office has rejected reports of abandonment or halting of work on the Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project.
The denial came in response to a question about progress on the project during the weekly news briefing. Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar He said that the purpose of these reports is to mislead the public and spread malicious propaganda to damage Pakistan-China relations.
“Any report of stoppage of work or so-called abandonment has no truth. India Once again Neelum is spreading false and baseless reports regarding the Jhelum Hydropower Project,” said Iftikhar.
He said that the authorities have found a defect in it. Project And related entities, along with China’s Gizuba Group, began working to fix the problem.
According to an FO spokesperson, the Chinese development group is already fully mobilized at the site and work is progressing smoothly on the project, which is expected to be completed in 2023.
Iftikhar said that the Foreign Office will not tolerate any attempt to destabilize Pakistan.
“Such efforts will not be successful as all-season strategic cooperative partners are fully committed to strengthening bilateral cooperation for the benefit of both countries and peoples,” the state broadcaster quoted him as saying.
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