ISLAMABAD- The US embassy in Pakistan today dispelled all allegations of funding a specific media group in Pakistan .

According to our sources, the spokesperson of US embassy clarified that the embassy provided funds and support to a broad range of organizations to facilitate professional development and capacity building activities. The spokesman further said the US government strongly supports vibrant and independent media in Pakistan as they do elsewhere.

Naming services offered by the US to media representatives, the embassy said that these programs were not targeted to a specific media group, but are geared towards supporting the community of journalists as a whole. These programs aid the efforts of journalists to pursue balanced reporting and accurate messaging on events in Pakistan and elsewhere, the spokesperson concluded.