US Embassy denies construction in Islamabad

Express May 10, 2010

ISLAMABAD: The US Embassy in Islamabad rejected a media report and said that it is not carrying out large scale construction.

A press release issued by the embassy stated that no construction of a command complex is underway at the US embassy as alleged in a newspaper article.

The statement said the embassy planned to replace many of its worn out buildings but construction is not expected to begin till next year.

It also rejected the assertion that it is adding hundreds of Marines to provide security for the embassy and said just a dozen additional Marine Security guards have been deployed.


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