ISPR rejects speculations on army’s role in political situation



Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa on Friday rejected speculations on army’s role in the ongoing political situation in the federal capital of Pakistan.

DG ISPR Bajwa, in a media briefing, expressed regret over the rumours of a  ‘script writer’ in the military who triggered the political turmoil in the country.

He said that the Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif had made it clear during an address on Youm-e-Shuhda that the armed forces believe in continuation of democracy and the Constitution.

He said that the army has no connection to the ongoing political activity in the federal capital and had only facilitated the government and protesting parties to negotiate over the issue.

Gen. Bajwa also rejected the media report by a foreign news agency that claimed that five military official in Corps Commanders Conference advised the army chief to intervene as political impasse persisted in the country.

Rejecting the news report, DG ISPR added that all the Corps Commanders frankly exchange their views but they follow the army chief’s decision.

Bajwa further said that the troops were responsible for the security of  five buildings at the time of sit-ins in Islamabad and the headquarters of Pakistan Television were not included in them but once the PTV administration called in the army when protestors stormed the building, the army responded immediately.

When questioned about allegations on ex-army chief General (r) Ashfaq Pervez Kayani for his involvement in election rigging, Bajwa stated that not all baseless allegations need to be responded to.


  1. Yet so surprising that the General calls the hooligans & mobsters as "political" though they have challenged writ of the state by attacking various symbols of state.

    They have diverted Chinese Investment in Pakistan and are creating mockery of a nuclear power!

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