Pakistan Army Chief breaks silence over the Azadi March and support for PM Khan
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army Chief breaks silence over the Azadi March and support for PM Imran KHAN.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan Army as an organ of the state will continue to support national institutions as and when asked in accordance with the Constitution.
“We have attained better internal security and stability through cohesive national efforts and sacrifices rendered by Pakistan’s armed forces, all national institutions and above all the nation. We shall not let it reverse to suit any vested agenda at any cost,” he said while presiding over the 226th Corps Commanders’ Conference at GHQ on Monday.
The military’s assurance of support to the Imran Khan-led government comes at a time when JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, along with all major opposition parties, has staged ‘Azadi March’ sit-in in Islamabad to topple it.
The firebrand cleric had also criticised the security establishment for allegedly backing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor however clarified that the Pakistani military is an impartial state institution, which always supports democratically elected governments in accordance with the Constitution.