Imran Khan's allegations unacceptable and uncalled for: ISPR
Imran Khan’s allegations unacceptable and uncalled for, says ISPR
RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – Pakistan Army has said that allegations levelled by the former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan against the institution and particularly a senior army officer are absolutely unacceptable and uncalled for, terming them unnecessary.
In a statement on Friday, while reacting to Imran Khan’s address to the nation Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Lieutenant General Babar Iftikhar said that Pakistan army prides itself for being an extremely professional and well disciplined organisation with a robust and highly effective internal accountability system applicable across the board for unlawful acts, if any, committed by uniformed personnel.
However, he said, if the honour, safety and prestige of its rank and file is being tarnished by vested interests through frivolous allegations, the institution will jealousy safeguard its officers and soldiers no matter what.
The DG ISPR further said that the baseless allegations hurled at the institution/officials today are highly regrettable and strongly condemned. No one will be allowed to defame the institution or its soldiers with impunity.
Keeping this in view, the government of Pakistan has been requested to investigate the matter and initiate legal action against those responsible for defamation and false accusations against the institution and its officials without any evidence whatsoever.