RAWALPINDI: DG ISPR Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar said Monday that the Pakistan Armed Forces have nothing to do with politics, categorically rejecting any reports that the military was in backdoor contacts with leading politicians or political parties.
The statement from the military’s media spokesperson came after the PDM mounts criticism on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government and has criticised the military establishment in the past for having a hand in supporting the ruling party.
“It doesn’t suit anyone to talk about this without doing any research into the matter. If anyone has any evidence, it should be brought forth, else such rumours should stop.”
According to Geo News, the ISPR chief separately said India has been exposed to a great extent before the world while noting that the military had shared details regarding Indian terrorism in a previous press conference.
While replying to a question about Pakistan mountaineer Ali Sadpara, who is still missing along with two others during a K2 expedition, Gen Iftikhar described Sadpara as “a national hero” and said that Pakistan Army would not leave any stone unturned in the search operation.
Reacting to the coronavirus pandemic, Gen Iftikhar said that countries around the globe had been affected by it whereas Pakistan had successfully battled it due to its health workers.
He said that China had provided the vaccines to the Pakistan Army and the institution had, in turn, provided it to the country’s healthcare workers who needed it most.