- Khawaja Asif says the commander-in-chief of the army will be appointed from among the five best generals.
- He speaks government will not deviate from set principle of appointment as army commander.
- PTI Chairman Imran said that government postpones elections to appoint his favorite army commander in November.
Federal Defense Minister Khawaja Asif condemned PTI Chairman Imran Khan over his application for appointment of in next army commander and said that new the commander-in-chief of the army was appointed from among the five highest generals.
AT public rally in Faisalabad on On Sunday, the head of the PTI criticized the government, saying it was delaying the election to appoint the chief of the army. of your choice and what if “patriotic leader of the army headquarters is coming and it will not spare the incumbent rulers.”
Since former prime minister is under fire for by the Pakistani army.
” government I will not deviate from this principle. [of the army chief’s appointment]. Prime Minister of Pakistan makes an appointment in consultation with institution,” the PML-N leader said, speaking in Geo News program “Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sat” on Monday.
Khawaja Asif said Imran Khan’s statement at the Faisalabad rally is second installment plan of statement by his assistant Shahbaz Gill.
He said that Shahbaz Gill, in his broadcast statement on a private news channel, tried to create conflict among the rank and file of pakistani army.
But this time, Imran Khan himself launched second episode and attempted to create dissension between five or six three-star generals of Army, he pointed out.
Khawaja Asif said that PML-N Supreme Leader Nawaz Sharif also always chose one of top five generals as commander-in-chief of an army.
It was in regime of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto that General Ziaul Haq was appointed from the eleventh or twelfth position, he added.
Bilawal and Maryam condemn Imran’s statement
On September 5, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz condemned Imran Khan’s “slanderous” statement about the Pakistani Army.
“Imran Khan has proved by time and again be an unguided rocket for country, her economy, politics as well as social solidarity,” Bilawal said, urging the PTI chairman to refrain from doubting patriotism. of defense establishment and its commanders.
Bilawal said: “Aiming senior officials and delivery out certificates of patriotism and betrayal of members of various state institutions were hallmarks of this anarchist.
Meanwhile, Maryam named the head of PTI “double-dealer”. She said that Pakistan “will continue to go downhill if it [Khan] not announced or sold with how double-dealer all interested parties, including the judiciary”.
She’s next added this khan should you can’t treat him like a “political leader” because he isn’t.
“It was launched and funded to destroy and destroy Pakistan and plunge the nation into the pits. of misery and desperation,” she wrote. on Twitter adding that he waged war on our country, encroaching on its stability, economy, society, media and now his armed forces.
What Imran Khan said in Faisalabad Rally
This was announced on September 4 by the chairman of PTI. coalition government wanted “to appoint the commander-in-chief of the army of of his own choice”, so the elections were delayed.
PTI Chairman reported that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was “afraid” of the strong and patriotic army commander, who can hold them accountable for loot money they hid abroad.
former prime minister said new was to be appointed commander-in-chief of the army in November of this year. They are [Zaradri and Nawaz] wanted appoint a favorite [general] how next army commander, he said.
Both committed corruption worth billions and they wanted appoint commander-in-chief of the army who can protect them and their corruption, Imran Khan argued.
The PTI chairman claimed that Prime Minister Shehbaz, his brother Nawaz and Zardari were laundering public money. Two families robbed national Treasury Department for in last 30 years old, he said.
The army condemns Imran’s statement.
The Pakistani army expressed dissatisfaction over Imran Khan’s statement against in military and said he was “horrified” over It.
An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said the army was “overwhelmed” by the slanderous and unsubstantiated claims.for statements about military senior leadership made Chairman of the PTI during a rally in Faisalabad.
military media Wing said that, unfortunately, the attempt was made discredit and undermine senior leadership of army at a time when the institution was mortgaging lives for “security and safety of in people daily”.
The army said senior politicians trying to stir up controversy over appointment of COAS procedure for which is clearly defined in The constitution is “most unfortunate and disappointing”.