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‘Pakistani student totally innocent of alleged terror plot’: Pakistani Embassy Seoul‘No capitalization on new wave of Islamophovia’

The Embassy of Pakistan issued a statement today (Jan. 23, 2015) concerning a news report in Seoul on a Pakistani student. Excerpts from the statement follow:

The Embassy of Pakistan in Seoul strongly protests against the misleading news item “Pakistani student probed for alleged terror plot” in certain print and electronic media in Seoul.
The accused Pakistani student is totally innocent and not an iota of proof was found against him by the investigators.
Unfortunately, the media did not have the patience to wait for the conclusion of the investigation, made on fabricated charges by an anonymous person.
The Embassy urges the print and electronic media to exercise due restraint and not to fall prey to the design of those elements who want to capitalize on the new wave of Islamophobia and finds Pakistanis in Korea as easy targets.

이경식 기자  edt@koreapost.com

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