RAWALPINDI – Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Asif Ghafoor has spoken over the issue of role of military establishment in decision making.
Ghafoor said that PM Imran Khan is autonomous in decision making while establishment gives professional input.
Addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi, the DG said that Pakistan Army does not belong to any party of province. ------------------------------
ISPR DG said that Pakistan has taken several positive initiatives for peace with India, and the latest one is groundbreaking of Kartarpur corridor.
"India is responding negatively to Kartarpur Border opening that will be one entry point into Pakistan for Indian Sikhs. I hope that India will positively respond to this goodwill gesture," he told. Asif Ghafoor informed that the corridor will be constructed in six months and four thousand Sikh pilgrims will be able to visit the Kartarpur daily.
He expressed concern over increasing ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and Working Boundary by the Indian forces.
Indian Army is targeting urban populace with accelerated ceasefire violations, he revealed.
ISPR DG maintained that 55 civilians have so far been martyred in the ceasefire violations by the Indian forces this year, which is the highest number in the history.