Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has responded to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s allegations.
It is pertinent to mention that the former Prime Minister had questioned if the military officers were above the law. He was replying to a tweet by the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
In its statement, ISPR criticised Imran Khan for levelling “highly irresponsible and baseless allegation” against a serving senior military officer without any proof.
““This fabricated and malicious allegation is extremely unfortunate, deplorable and unacceptable,” ISPR said.
It continued, “This has been a consistent pattern for last one year wherein military and intelligence agencies officials are targeted with insinuations and sensational propaganda for the furtherance of political objectives.”
ISPR has asked Imran Khan “to make a recourse to legal avenues and stop making false allegations.”
According to the Pakistan Army’s media wing, “the institution reserves the right to take legal course of action against patently false and malafide statements and propaganda.”
PM Shehbaz had condemned the PTI chief for “routinely maligning and threatening Pakistan Army and Intelligence Agency for the sake of petty political gains.”
The PM had warned that Khan’s allegations against “General Faisal Naseer and officers of our Intelligence Agnecy cannot be allowed and will not be tolerated.”
In response to PM Shehbaz, Khan in a series of tweets, asked him several question as ”someone who has suffered two assassination attempts on his life.”
The former PM asked if Shehbaz Sharif means the military officers are above the law.
“If we allege one of them has committed a crime, how is [the] institution being maligned?”
Imran Khan also asked PM Shehbaz Sharif as to why ISI took over ICT Judicial Complex evening before his appearance there on 18 March?