PM Imran Khan breaks silence over COAS General Bajwa meeting with opposition leaders

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Answering a question regarding a meeting link held between prominent opposition leaders and the army chief, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Gen Bajwa had called the meeting regarding Gilgit-Baltistan after asking him.

"There was a purpose behind [the meeting]," he said. "India is active in GB; it is also part of the CPEC route and ... the region is in limbo. The people there want rights and India is exploiting that.

"It was important that the [army] explained to them what security issues are coming up. Whenever there is a security matter, I prefer the army to explain because they have institutional memory."

The premier said India wanted to create disturbance in the country by creating a Shia-Sunni conflict.