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Govt, army on same page: info minister

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcast Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that both the government and the army were on the same page and wanted what was better for the country.

“Army wants the civilian government to play a better role in maintaining peace across the country and improving the overall security situation,” said Fawad while speaking to a private media outlet.

The info minister also said that positive changes should be anticipated in the region as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government was working on the country’s foreign policy keeping in mind the aim to achieve peace and stability.

Replying to a question, the minister said that the Pakpattan incident involving first lady’s former husband, Khawar Maneka, and DPO Rizwan Gondal was but a trivial episode and had “unnecessarily” been augmented over social media.

“A mountain was made out of a molehill, however, social media cannot be controlled,” he said.

When asked about Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar’s “irregular” use of official aircraft, Fawad said that no one could raise any objections in this regard.

To another question, he said that all differences former premier Nawaz Sharif had with state institutions were “personal” for he had “always prioritised vested interests over affairs of the state”.

The minister also rejected the speculations that a media cell had been established at the office of the prime minister.

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