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Text of report by Zamir Sheikh headlined "1,000 US Marines to guard Islamabad mission: FO" published by The Nation website on 6 Aug
Karachi: Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit Khan has said that 1,000 US Marines who will be coming to Pakistan will be deployed at US Mission in Islamabad.
He said that there was no restriction on the number of personnel that a foreign mission could station at its mission but it is done through mutual understanding.
The FO Spokesman stated this at Karachi Press Club on Wednesday [5 Aug] while replying to a query relating to increase in the strength of the US personnel at Islamabad's mission. This is perhaps for the first time that a foreign office official has visited a Press Club and replied the queries asked by the media in general.
The foreign office spokesman usually briefs the media at its office in Islamabad. …