Islamabad (Pakistan), Jul 26 (Canadian-Media): Pakistan on July 26 rejected reports of an online magazine called The Klaxon "China's Wuhan lab operating ‘covert operations’ in Pakistan, creating ‘anthrax-like’ pathogens", as a politically-motivated and fake story, media reports said.
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The report also alleged that the secret facility was making anthrax-like pathogens, which could be used in biological warfare as part of a broader offensive against India and Western rivals.
The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan also issued a statement, saying it "strongly opposes fabricated story on China-Pakistan joint research on Biological weapon".
"There is nothing secret about the Bio-Safety Level-3 (BSL-3) Laboratory of Pakistan referred to in the report," The Foreign Office also said in a statement issued Sunday.
Foreign Office said that Pakistan's bio safety lab, meant for diagnostic and protective system improvement by research and development (R&D) on emerging health threats, has a strong verification mechanism to ensure full compliance by the States Parties to the Convention of Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention (BTWC).