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A section of the media including the social media is circulating a map displayed at the site of the inauguration of CASA-1000 in Tajikistan, yesterday, criticizing the inaccurate depiction of Pakistan’s boundaries.

It is clarified that this discrepancy was noted immediately on arrival at the site by the Pakistan Delegation, particularly the Political leadership in the delegation, and brought to the attention of the host country. The host government immediately took note and regretted the error while explaining that it was not meant to be a map, as such, but a painting depicting the region without any focus on the boundaries of the countries. They did, however, offered their regrets and also undertook to rectify the painting.

It may also be pertinent to mention that the official brochure, which was circulated among all the delegates at the ceremony, contained the map correctly depicting the boundaries of Pakistan.

It is further mentioned that the facts contained herein were also shared yesterday with the media in Pakistan. It is surprising that media instead of carrying the clarification remained focused on the error which was noted and steps already taken towards rectification by the host government.

13 May 2016

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