There is no mention of conspiracy in the statement of the NSC, DG ISPR
RAWALPINDI: There is no mention of conspiracy in the statement of the NSC, DG ISPR
Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Babar Iftikhar held an important press conference today and spoke in length about different matters.
DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said that there is no mention of conspiracy in the declaration of the National Security Committee, the army should not be dragged into politics, the conspiracy was never successful before and will not be now.
Director General ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said that the support of the people is the source of strength of the Armed Forces.
He said that a systematic campaign was being launched against the Pakistan Army and efforts were being made to create a gulf between the people and the army.
He said that there is no such thing as neutral, the people and political parties are requested not to drag the army into politics.
The DG ISPR said that the Pakistan Army presented its position on the issue of the letter in the National Security Committee, our intelligence agencies are vigilant against all threats and all agencies including the intelligence agencies are working hard.
He said that see for yourself that there is no word of conspiracy in the declaration of national security, we will not allow any kind of conspiracy against Pakistan to succeed.
Be careful when it comes to nuclear assets: DG ISPR
He said that all political leaders have played their role in the nuclear program in every era, there is no threat to our nuclear program.
DG ISPR said the nuclear program could not be made part of the political debate because nuclear assets were not linked to any political leadership and caution should be exercised when talking about nuclear assets.
Babar Iftikhar said that political parties demanded that Pakistan Army should not interfere in politics and now this has been put into practice.
He said that Pakistan Army has nothing to do with politics, and Pakistan Army plays its constitutional and legal role and will continue to do so.
Asked about the Establishment giving three options to former Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said that he was not given three options by the Establishment, regretting that the political leadership was not ready to talk to each other.
He said that the Chief of Army Staff has been asked by the Prime Minister that there is a deadlock. During the discussion, three options were discussed.
Major General Babar Iftikhar denied that the United States had asked Pakistan for military bases. He said that the United States neither asked for military bases nor had we given them.
He said that the Army Chief has made it clear that the Army has nothing to do with politics, the Army Chief will retire on November 29 this year, and the Army Chief is neither seeking nor accepting the extension.
The DG ISPR said that the concerned agencies were working against the campaign against the army on social media.
He said that the use of inappropriate language about the army should be avoided. That is, they pass on the matter without confirmation.
There will be no martial in the Future: Gen. Babur
He said that the survival of Pakistan is in democracy, courts are not subordinate to the army, they are independent in their decisions, parliament, supreme court, and armed forces are protectors of democracy, and martial law will never come into existence in the country.
On the question of giving NRO to political parties, Babar Iftikhar said that the army is not in a position to give NRO to anyone, who is the army to give NRO to anyone?
The DG ISPR said that not only the army but also the army chief is being affected by the negative campaign. The army chief is the head of an institution and this institution is subordinate to the government.
Major General Babar Iftikhar said that hatred is being spread against the institutions through propaganda, and the army is being targeted by misinformation.
“We have to take concerted action to stay safe from propaganda. The support of the people is essential for the army,” he said.
He said that wherever the army chief looks, 700,000 troops look in the same direction, the army works under unity, it should not be a part of a negative campaign against the army, the outside hand is also involved in propaganda conspiracy against the army.
On the question of the non-attendance of newly elected Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif at the swearing-in ceremony, the Pakistan Army spokesman said that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was ill and therefore he could not attend the swearing-in ceremony and he did not even go to the office that day.