Pak army furious at politicians, journalists and analysts
The Pakistan Army’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations issued a statement saying that some political leaders, journalists and analysts are deliberately trying to involve the armed forces and its senior leadership in political rhetoric. For this they are resorting to public forums and social media. ISPR said that this practice of such baseless, defamatory and provocative statements or comments is extremely harmful.
Army’s statement came after the appeal of the Governor of Punjab
However, the Pakistani army did not say in response to which incident his statement was made. Despite this, it is believed that recently Punjab Governor Umar Sarfaraz Cheema had sought the intervention of the army to bring the state out of trouble. He had even said that if he could find five gunmen, he would arrest Hamza Shahbaz, the Chief Minister of the state. It is believed that this statement of the Pakistani army has come after the appeal of the Governor.
A letter was written to Bajwa, demanded military intervention in Punjab
On Thursday, the Governor of Punjab wrote a letter to the Chief of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. In this, he requested the army chief to play a decisive role in the present chaotic times. The Governor was of the opinion that the Constitutional crisis-ridden Punjab has been taken hostage. In such a situation, the army should play its role and take out the state. In fact, after the order of the Lahore High Court, the Speaker of the National Assembly administered the oath to Hamza Shahbaz, son of Shahbaz Sharif, as the Chief Minister of Punjab province. On the same day, Governor Umar Sarfaraz Cheema dismissed the old cabinet, rejecting the resignation of former Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.
Army appealed to everyone to follow the law
The Pakistan Army strongly opposed such rhetoric as illegal and immoral and appealed to all to abide by the law and keep the armed forces out of political rhetoric in the best interest of the country. Indeed, political instability continues in Pakistan after Imran Khan lost the no-confidence motion. No-confidence motions have been brought against the governments in many provinces.