Interagency Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday rejected content of a story published BBC in Urdu on that supposedly took place at the prime minister’s house on Saturday night, calling it “completely groundless and of lies”.
In a military statement media affairs wing branded story “typical propaganda” devoid of “any credible, credible and up-to-date source” and claiming that it “violates basic journalistic spirit.
“There is no truth in fake story whatever it is and clearly seems to be part of of organized disinformation campaign. Case accepted up with BBC authorities,” the statement said.
story in the question presumably retells events leading up to dismissal of Imran Khan as prime minister.
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According to the article, the parliament building was buzzing with activity during the day since the National Assembly was in session. However, he claimed that this activity passed to the prime minister after session was postponed for Iftar.
The report says that Imran has called an emergency meeting. of his office, calling together his legal and political advisers, the NA Speaker and Vice Speaker and several bureaucrats, where it was decided that the “threatening letter” would be shown to a few elected officials.
story it was claimed that “two intruders” made it to PM House, with extraordinary security detail, via helicopter and spent a 45-minute private meeting with Imran.
The biggest claim in in story — made quoting government sources said the meeting was less than pleasant. “Just an hour ago, former prime minister Imran Khan gave the order to remove one of in senior officials present for meeting”, i.e. story ostensibly without naming names.
It’s gone on say suddenly arrival of the guests were “unexpected” for in former prime minister, adding that Imran was instead waiting arrival of his “newly appointed officials”.
story argued that the necessary notices for removal and new the appointment was not issued by the Ministry of Defense. “Even if the removal was carried out out on in prime minister orders, preparations were made declare it invalid and void” BBC says in the report.
story also talked about how doors of The Islamabad High Court (IHC) was opened late at night to receive up petition asking the court to keep Imran from a possible de-notification of the chief of Army Headquarters (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa.
An urgent petition that was filed but never received fixed for rumor – said that Imran, for political and personal purposes, abused his powers and recommended to remove of Main of Army Headquarters, urging the court to reverse the order in public interest, the report said.
“It is important to note that while the petition was being prepared, space for room of notice of the dismissal of the commander of the army was left empty. reason for it was despite prime minister of the request, the notice could not be issued and was not need for hearing,” the statement said.
Petition filed in IGH
Late last the application was made last night in IHC asking court to stop Prime Minister Imran Khan from rescinding General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s notice as chief of army headquarters. A petition was filed, but never fixed for hearing like government ministers categorically denied the existence of such plans in place.
Application, copy of which available with dawn.com, was filed by lawyer Adnan Iqbal under article 199 of Constitution and mentioned the Federation of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Dr. Arif Alvi, Ministry of law and secretary of Ministry of Defense as defendants.
Iqbal said he is launching a petition to “support enforcement and a mandatory constitutional provision.” with regarding identification of term” of KOAS.
The petition was a preventive measure to keep the premier from “using his arbitrariness power”recommend for approval to the commander of the army before the expiration of of his term for “personal and political motive”.
No such notice has been issued. prime minister.
The petition sparked a number of questions: is it approved of office was received for release of any such purported notice; whether prime minister had “unrestricted authority” to remove COAS when it recommended his appointment and in absence of any persuasive reason for change the previous recommendation”; and, finally, can the prime minister remove the commander-in-chief of the army for promotion of political interests.”
This is also noticed of court for remarks of The Supreme Court during the suo motu hearing of dissolution of the National Assembly and its verdict on Thursday, according to which it was said that any order taken prime minister or the president will obey orders of Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry denied that government took any step remove the commander-in-chief of the army, calling such reports “unfounded.”
” government fully understands the importance of army commander and Pakistani army as an institution. Reports that anyone even thinks of leadership change of The Pakistani army is baseless rumors and lies. This is done in accordance with the agenda. government denounces these rumors and denies them completely,” minister wrote on Twitter.
development followed by a long stalemate over a no-confidence proposal to remove the Prime Minister, since the National Assembly was adjourned for four times before vote finally took place around midnight.