ISLAMABAD - The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman has said that the government of Pakistan condemns efforts aimed at using media for negative diplomacy as tensions between Pakistan and India are running high, said a press release issued on Saturday. According to the release, she was commenting on reports, published in a section of press about a so-called hoax call to the President on November 28. She said all calls received in the Presidency are processed in accordance with an intricately laid down procedure. It is not possible for any call to come through to the President without multiple caller identity verification, said the release. She said the call under reference too was processed, verified and crosschecked under the same procedure. "In fact the identity of this particular call, as evident from the CLI device, showed that the call was placed from a verified official phone number of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs", said Sherry Rehman. She said "Some of the press comments were based on a briefing given to a few journalists by a responsible senior official of a neighbouring country based in Islamabad".