PM Imran Khan breaks silence over media reports of government link with Israel

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PM Imran Khan breaks silence over media reports of government link with Israel

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday dismissed reports of any Pakistani representative visiting Israel, saying that why would any of the ministers visit Tel Aviv when Islamabad does not recognise it.

The prime minister made the comments during an interview with *Samaa TV*, where he stressed that the news was "baseless" and that "an entire campaign" was running in this regard.

Referring to the EU DisinfoLab's report, the prime minister said that the NGO's research had exposed India's network that was spreading misinformation about Pakistan.

Moreover, speaking about the Opposition's criticism of the army, he said that "anger" and "disappointment" prevailed among the ranks after Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was targeted.

"Gen Bajwa believes in democracy, had it been another general, he would have given a quick rebuttal," PM Imran Khan said, adding that the army chief was "angry", but he was controlling it.

The prime minister said that all institutions — including the army — were standing beside him. "There are excellent civil-military ties in the country".