DG ISPR responds back to Saad Rafique statement
ISLAMABAD - Major-General Asif Ghafoor said that the statement given by federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique was unwarranted and irresponsible. “Pakistan Army is an organised and disciplined institution, when the army chief signals towards one way, the entire army looks towards it,” he responded when asked about Saad Rafique’s statement hinting towards the mischief of those who were subordinate to the army chief. Ghafoor said that Pakistan Army prided itself in its institutional mechanism and had that not been the case, the army would not be known for its professionalism as it was. He said that such statements should be avoided since the constitution also protects certain institutions. DG ISPR commented on RAW spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s meeting with the family expressing that India would never appreciate Pakistan for the humanitarian gesture it extended. “Anti-Pakistan elements will continue to thwart our systems,” he said while referring to Kulbhushan Jadhav case. “We had no pressure regarding Jadhav, if there was pressure, we would have agreed to consular access, it was purely on humanitarian grounds,” the DG said. Responding to a question regarding the conspiracy surrounding Jadhav’s wife’s shoes, DG ISPR stated that “The foreign office had informed India in advance that when the family arrives in Pakistan, security checks would be performed”.