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Pakistani PM terms WikiLeaks documents 'misleading'

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Dec 1, IRNA -- Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday described as misleading the WikiLeaks documents about Pakistan.

WikiLeaks has released many documents about Pakistan which include cables by the former US ambassador in Pakistan and also by several world leaders as well as nuclear program.

Prime Minister Gilani in a meeting with the US ambassador in Islamabad, Cameron Munter, described the WikiLeaks cables about Pakistan as misleading, the PM office said.

A fresh WikiLeaks cable says that Pakistan’s army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had made mind in 2009 to sack President Asif Ali Zardari and sent him into exile.

“While commenting on the misleading Wikileaks, the Prime Minister mentioned that the government of Pakistan has already released its reaction on the subject and would ensure that Pakistan’s national interests would not be compromised by such mischief in any manner,” the PM said.

The US Ambassador stated that the malicious WikiLeaks will not have any affect on the strong, strategic partnership between Pakistan and the USA, as both sides were resolute to address the misperceptions in the interest of long-term cordial bilateral relations, the statement said.

The documents released by WikiLeaks say that the US and UK diplomats feared Pakistan's nuclear material could fall into the hands of terrorists.

The documents warn that Pakistan is rapidly building its nuclear stockpile despite the country's growing instability.

There is also scepticism about whether Pakistan could cut links to militants, the latest leaked classified US diplomatic cables reveal.

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