ISLAMABAD   -   The Foreign Office on Thursday termed ‘factually incorrect and mis­leading’ a new item stating that the FO had ‘disavowed’ the visit of Spe­cial Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi to Washington.

“The media story about SAPM Tariq Fatemi’s visit to Washington is factually incorrect and mislead­ing,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said while respond­ing to a question.

The spokesperson said during the SAPM’s private visit to Washington D.C., his meetings were facilitated by the Pakistan Embassy there.

“Officials of the embassy also participated in the meetings. There was, therefore, no question of ‘dis­avowing’ it,” he said.

The spokesperson said he had never stated that the “Foreign Of­fice did not play any role in his meeting with US officials. Mislead­ing reports and speculation are un­helpful and must be avoided.”