Islamabad (Web Desk): The Foreign Office (FO) on Saturday rejected reports of an agreement regarding the use of Pakistan's airspace by the United States (US) to conduct military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan.
Responding to the queries of the media persons, Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar categorically stated that no such understanding is in place.
“Pakistan and the US have longstanding cooperation on regional security and counter-terrorism and the two sides remain engaged in regular consultations,” he maintained.
Earlier, while quoting three sources, a CNN report published on Friday claimed the Biden administration had told the lawmakers of nearing a formalized agreement with Pakistan for use of its airspace to conduct military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan.
The report claimed that Pakistan had "expressed a desire" to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in return for help in its own counterterrorism operations and assistance with managing the relationship with India.
The report said that according to a source, the negotiations were still underway and the details of the agreement, which have not yet been hammered out, were still subject to change.