ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday dismissed reports claiming Pakistan Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani had been reprimanded by the White House through a letter.

A statement issued the foreign ministry said: “No such letter was received by the Pakistani Mission in the United States.”

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakariya categorically denied the development terming it incorrect. “The news published today in a local daily regarding a letter of displeasure from the White House to our ambassador in Washington is completely incorrect and baseless,” the spokesman said. He said that such irresponsible and false reporting must be condemned. “It is unethical on the part of the Reporter, based in Washington, to have filed a baseless story without verifying its authenticity.”

Earlier, a report alleged that Jalil Abbas Jilani had recently been criticised by the White House for tweeting a picture during the last week of May which showed him along with US First Lady Michelle Obama. The report said the ambassador had to remove the image from his twitter feed soon after tweeting it.