DG ISPR Claims “No Voluntary Role in Conduct of Elections”



    In a tv interview, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor additionally aforementioned that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Army had supported the then democratic government throughout the dharna staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2014.

    “The army had followed the govt directions at that point. The army, as an establishment, had deployed troops for the protection of vital buildings and performed alternative tasks allotted by the govt,” the military interpreter aforementioned. “The army follows the government’s orders.”

    Imran Khan had referred to call off his marathon dharna – from August fourteen to December seventeen, 2014 – at Islamabad’s D-Chowk once terrorists rampaged through the military Public college in urban center massacring around one hundred fifty folks – principally pupils.

    The military interpreter aforementioned in another TV interview that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Army perpetually supported democratically electoral governments in accordance with the law and also the Constitution.

    “The army has been engaged in national security responsibilities, particularly for the past twenty years as I’ve aforementioned earlier. Our responsibilities don’t permit America to induce concerned in any such [political] activity,” he aforementioned whereas concerning the protection challenges round-faced by the country on jap in addition as western fronts.

    The corps commanders on Monday reaffirmed that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Army would still support national establishments as and once asked in accordance with the Constitution. They additionally aforementioned that reversal of security gains wouldn’t be allowed “to suit any unconditional agenda at any cost”.

    The JUI-F chief referred to as into question the constitutional and democratic credentials of the PTI government that he alleged had return to power as a results of a rigged election in 2018.

    Maj information Ghafoor aforementioned the military took up electoral responsibility whenever allotted by the govt. “The Islamic Republic of Pakistan Army has no voluntary role whatever within the conduct of elections,” he added.

    Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa additionally favours no involvement of the soldiers within the election method.


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