COAS General Qamar Bajwa and DG ISI clarification
*ISLAMABAD – Military leadership insists on keeping army away from political matters and clarified that Pakistan Army has nothing directly or indirectly to do with any political activity in the country on Monday.*
This was stated by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI) Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed during a meeting with parliamentary leaders last week and discussed administrative affairs of Gilgit-Baltistan.
During the meeting, the military leadership said that the army will continue to help civil administration, whenever it is needed and stressed to keep the army away from political matters.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the opposition’s All Parties Conference (APC) was an attempt to defame the state institutions. He said that Pakistan armed forces are a guarantee of national security.
“The PML-N has once again promoted the Indian agenda. It is part of Indian conspiracy to defame Pak Army before the United Nations meeting,” he added.
The prime minister said that Nawaz Sharif had always weakened the institutions after getting the power. “Nawaz Sharif forget about the rigging done in his favour,” he added.
Yesterday, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto announced to launch the protest movement from today. Addressing the All Parties Conference, he said that the days of the government had been numbered. “We all utilize all democratic options, including protest and no-confidence move,” he declared.