ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Embassies are being provided the requisite resources for effective functioning in accordance with relevant financial and budgetary rules and regulations.
This was claimed by the Foreign Office Spokesman Asim Iftikhar while rejecting the rumor about lack of funds for Pakistani diplomatic missions terming it as entirely baseless, irresponsible, malafide and deliberate disinformation attempt.
Sources have insinuated that Pakistani diplomatic missions were running out of funds citing that Embassy in Washington had failed to pay remunerations to five locally hired contractual employees since August, 2021.
It has further been informed that one such locally recruited worker at the Pakistani Mission in Washington called it a day (after a decade of service) due to non-payment of salary for a couple of months.
Earlier, Pakistani Embassy in Serbia prompted to delete messages (posted from the official Twitter) about non-payment of salaries for months: “[How long do you expect government officials to] keep working for you without being paid for [the] past 3 months & our children been forced out of school due to non-payment of fees… Is this Naya (new) Pakistan?”
It is pertinent to mention here that MoFA had claimed that: “The Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts of the Embassy of Pakistan in Serbia have been hacked. Messages being posted on these accounts are not from the Embassy of Pakistan in Serbia.”
The alleged hacker had also posted a music video criticizing the incumbent PTI-led coalition government.
Foreign Office Spokesman Asim Iftikhar rejected the rumor about lack of funds for Pakistani diplomatic missions.
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